Working holiday visa processing updates

Regular updates on working holiday visa applications received and processed.

This page is updated weekly with the latest processing times and information.

Figures are for applications to all open working holiday schemes and is valid to 22:00, 24 November 2022.

Working holiday visa

Applications received: 41,538

Applications declined, withdrawn or cancelled: 1,071

Visas approved: 38,007

Arrivals in New Zealand: 15,830

Working holiday visa (visas renewed*)

Applications received: 32,259

Applications declined, withdrawn or cancelled: 1

Visas approved: 32,258

Arrivals in New Zealand: 3,136

*New working holiday visas were granted to people who had been unable to use their working holiday visa because of New Zealand border restrictions.