Commencing March 12, 2024, Filipino Citizens Eligible to Apply for Working Holiday Visas in New Zealand

New Zealand Pinoys Working Holiday Visas Available March 12

Calling all adventure seekers and career explorers! Applications for the coveted New Zealand Working Holiday Visa (WHV) for Filipinos reopen on March 12th, 2024. This is your chance to immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and diverse cultures while gaining valuable work experience and enriching your skills.

Here's why you shouldn't miss this opportunity:

  • Freedom and Flexibility: Explore New Zealand at your own pace. Enter and exit freely for 12 months while working, studying, or enjoying the Kiwi lifestyle.
  • Work & Learn: Take temporary jobs (up to 3 months with each employer) to support your travels and gain new skills. Study for up to 6 months to boost your knowledge and qualifications.
  • Unforgettable Experiences: Hike glaciers, kayak fjords, bungee jump, or delve into Maori culture. New Zealand offers endless opportunities for adventure and personal growth.
  • Simplified Application: Apply online easily (NZD 455 fee) and meet straightforward requirements like a valid passport, proof of funds, and medical insurance.

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa for Filipinos: Requirements at a Glance


  • Filipino citizen
  • Aged 18-30 years old
  • At least 3 years of tertiary education

Application & Fees:

  • Apply online through the Immigration website from March 12, 2024
  • (payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay)

Required Documents:

  • Valid Philippine passport
  • Proof of identity and citizenship
  • Health checks (chest x-ray or medical examination, depending on circumstances)
  • Proof of onward travel or sufficient funds for one
  • Financial proof:(bank statements, credit card records, etc.)
  • English language test results (IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent) valid within the last two years
  • Proof of medical insurance covering your entire stay
  • Character assessment documents (may include police certificates)
  • Evidence demonstrating genuine intentions to comply with visa conditions

Additional Notes

  • Limited quota of 100 visas per cycle, first come, first served
  • Application closes once quota is filled
  • Processing time: approximately 8 weeks
  • Interim visa available if current visa expires before WHV is granted
  • Children cannot accompany visa holders, partners need separate visas

For complete details and application instructions, visit the Immigration New Zealand website.


When does the application period open?

The New Zealand Working Holiday Visa application period for Filipinos reopens on March 12, 2024.

What are the eligibility requirements?

You must be a Filipino citizen aged 18-30 with at least 3 years of tertiary education.

What documents do I need to apply for?

Prepare your passport, proof of identity and citizenship, health check results, proof of onward travel or sufficient funds, financial proof (NZD 4,200 minimum), English language test results, medical insurance, character assessment documents, and evidence of genuine intentions.

How much does the visa cost, and how do I pay?

The application fee is NZD 455, payable online by Visa, Mastercard, or UnionPay.

How long does it take to process the application?

Processing typically takes around 8 weeks. An interim visa can bridge any gap if your visa expires before the WHV is granted.

How many visas are available, and when does the application close?

There is a limited quota of 100 visas per cycle. Applications close once the quota is filled, so apply early!

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