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Getting another WHV - New Zealand

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1. Posted by andy444 (Budding Member 11 posts) 2y

I have a fairly simple question and I'm hoping that someone could help me with it. I travelled to New Zealand a few years ago and got a Working Holiday Visa so I could work whilst I was there. What I want to know is that would it be possible to obtain another Working Holiday Visa for there or is it something that you can only get once which I suspect is the case? Any help appreciated.

2. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 550 posts) 2y

Direct from the NZ Immigration website:

If I was previously approved a work visa under a working holiday scheme, can I apply for a working holiday again?

No. If you were previously approved a work visa under a working holiday scheme, you are not able to apply for another working holiday again, unless you applied under the United Kingdom working holiday scheme (see above). It does not matter if you used your previous work visa or not.

So it looks like your answer is "No"! However, you could try and get a work visa or even permanent residence and live and work in NZ but that's a big life-changing decision.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4958 posts) 2y

Since you're from the UK, the answer (*jealous*) is actually yes. Or as good as yes. You can't get another Working Holiday Visa, but you can get a IEP Work Exchange Visa through Bunac, which is slightly more expensive, but effectively works the exact same way as a WHV.