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Au Pair in New Zealand: visa information

The Working Holiday visa allows many young people to visit New Zealand as Au Pairs. However, not everyone will need to apply for a visa.

Keep reading for more information.
Au Pair New Zealand visa

Working Holiday Visa

The Working Holiday visa allows young people, aged 18 - 30 years, to live and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months and 23 months for citizens of the United Kingdom. The following countries may apply for the Working Holiday Visa to New Zealand. In the table below you will see when it will be possible for you to start to apply for the Working Holiday visa, and how many places are available for your country.  

Europe

Austria
4 May 2022
100
Belgium
14 March 2022
unlimited
Croatia
10 August 2022
100
Czech Republic
31 May 2022
1200
Denmark
14 March 2022
unlimited
Estonia
30 March 2022
100
Finland
14 March 2022
unlimited
France
14 March 2022
unlimited
Germany
14 March 2022
unlimited
Hungary
20 April 2022
100
Ireland
14 March 2022
unlimited
Italy
14 March 2022
unlimited
Latvia
24 May 2022
100
Lithuania
7 July 2022
100
Luxembourg
10 May 2022
50
Malta
6 July 2022
50
Netherlands
14 March 2022
unlimited
Norway
14 March 2022
unlimited
Poland
11 May 2022
100
Slovakia
3 May 2022
100
Slovenia
7 April 2022
100
Spain
21 April 2022
200 
Sweden 
14 March 2022
unlimited
United Kingdom
14 March 2022
unlimited

Asia

China
30 June 2022
1000
Hong Kong
5 April 2022
400
Israel
7 June 2022
200
Japan
14 March 2022
unlimited
Malaysia
16 March 2022
1150
Philippines
31 March 2022
100
Singapore
14 June 2022
200
South Korea
17 May 2022
3000
Thailand
14 July 2022
100
Turkey
21 July 2022
100
Vietnam
4 August 2022
100
 

America

Argentina
30 August 2022
1000
Brazil
18 August 2022
300
Chile
6 September 2022
940
Mexico
22 March 2022
200
Peru
11 August 2022
100
USA
14 March 2022
unlimited
Uruguay
13 September 2022
200
 

Working Holiday - visa application

Au Pairs in New Zealand must meet the requirements for the Working Holiday visa. This type of visa sometimes has a limited number of approved applications depending on the nationality. It is also important to mention that holidays must be the main goal of this visa, with work being a secondary intention. Documents to bring to apply for the Working Holiday visa are:
 
1
Passport
Au Pairs need a valid passport for their complete stay.
 
2
Au Pair contract
The migration authorities will ask for the Au Pair agreement. Make sure that the expectations, payment and Au Pair responsibilities are clearly stated.
 
3
Visa application
Candidates for the Working Holiday visa must apply online at the immigration website of New Zealand. To do so, they will need to create an account and fill out a form. According to the website, all candidates will need to pay an application fee online. In some cases, they will also need to provide evidence (funds, medical insurance, etc.), in that case they will be contacted by email.
 
Applicants will get an email informing them about the visa application status. Most applications are processed within 25 days.
 
4
Return plane ticket
You must have a return ticket or enough savings to buy one. Authorities might ask to see evidence of this.
 
5
Savings
Au Pairs and other candidates for the Working Holiday visa must have at least NZ $4,200 in their account. Migration officers might ask for proof during the arrival in New Zealand.

AuPair.com recommends contacting the embassy of New Zealand or consulate in the Au Pair’s home country and get rid of any doubts before the application.

What else?

  • Applicants must enter New Zealand within 12 months of the date the visa is granted. 
  • The visa allows to study or do training if it is for no more than 6 months of the stay.


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