Meeting the criteria

The criteria and evidence below will provide you with the information you need to meet the requirements of this visa.

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Identity

You must provide proof of your identity

You must provide proof of your identity:

Acceptable photos

You may provide your original passport, or a certified copy when you submit your application. If you provide a certified copy we may request your original passport to complete your application.

Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after you plan to leave New Zealand.

Health

You must be in good health

You don’t need to provide any evidence of your good health, unless we ask you to.

Character

You must be of good character

You may need to provide police certificates as proof of your good character.

If you're aged 17 and over and will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months, you must provide police certificates from:

  • your country(s) of citizenship
  • any country(s) you've spent more than 5 years in since turning 17.

You don't need to provide police certificates if you have provided them to us with an earlier visa application, and they were issued in the previous 24 months.

Good character
Police certificates

Bona fide

You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa

When we assess if you’re bona fide, we’ll consider all of the information that:

  • you provide to support your application
  • we have about your personal circumstances and any previous applications.

Bona fide

Location

You must be already in New Zealand

We’ll use our records to check you’re still here.

Working Holiday Visa

You must have a current Working Holiday Visa

We’ll check our records for evidence you have a current Working Holiday Visa.

Seasonal work

You must have already done seasonal work in New Zealand

You must have spent at least 3 months doing seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture industries while on your current Working Holiday Visa. Evidence can include:

  • letters from employers
  • pay slips
  • tax records.

Seasonal work can include planting, maintaining, harvesting or packing crops.

Onward travel

You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or enough money to buy one

Evidence can include:

  • your travel ticket
  • proof you have enough money to buy a ticket out of New Zealand, in addition to the funds you have to live on.

No previous extensions

You must not have been granted a Working Holidaymaker Extension Work Visa before

We’ll check our records to make sure we haven’t already granted you a Working Holidaymaker Extension Work Visa.

 

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