Working holiday visas

You can use Online Services to apply for a working holiday visa.

Our Online Services system is only used for working holiday visas. You can only apply for a working holiday visa online.


Applications for a subsequent working holiday visa under the UK or Canadian working holiday scheme cannot be made online. They must be made through a paper application form.

Provide the correct information

You must give us the correct information. If you do not, you may have problems when you travel to New Zealand on your working holiday visa.

If you are applying for a working holiday visa, you must only apply under the working holiday scheme that corresponds with the visa you intend to use to travel to New Zealand.

Your Online Services username and password

Your Online Services username and password may not be the same as your Immigration Online sign in details.

If you forget your password, you can reset it from the Online Services login page. If you are locked out of your account because you have incorrectly entered your password numerous times, wait 30 minutes before trying to reset your password. You will be unable to reset your password while you are locked out.

If you have forgotten your username, contact the Customer Service Centre.

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Applying for a working holiday visa

Only complete the form for a working holiday visa once your country scheme opens and you are ready to apply.

Applications you save but do not submit are automatically deleted before the opening date of each working holiday scheme. This is to improve the performance of the online application system.

Working holiday visas