NZ Work Visa question...

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1. Posted by rasberries (Inactive 154 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am a canadian citizen and am curious if come to New zealand on
a Temp Working Holiday Visa and want to stay can I change it into a work visa if a company sponsers me?


2. Posted by surfer_sou (Budding Member 14 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Cara,
Your not making much sense there, but I think I get the drift of what your saying, if you go to NZ on an a working holiday visa, you can apply to have it upgraded from 1 year to 2 years once your allready in NZ, if you wish to stay there even longer you will have to emigrate. More info can be found on the NZ goverment website.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5293 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The question makes sense to me: some countries don't allow applying for a change in status to being on a work visa when you're there on a tourist visa (even one such as a working holiday visa), while others do. The question is in which category New Zealand falls.

Unfortunately I don't know the answer. But worst case, you could fly over to Australia for however long necessary, apply for the work visa from there, and then come back once it's been granted.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 27, 2006 5:56 AM by Sander ]