Monday, February 3, 2014

New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme | Filipinos can now get working holiday visa to New Zealand

New Zealand Working Holiday
Under the Philippines and New Zealand's Working Holiday Scheme, Filipinos will now have the opportunity to stay in New Zealand for one year to study or work temporarily.  The same is true for New Zealanders who want to stay in the Philippines.

To be eligible, you must:

  • have a passport from the Republic of the Philippines that is valid for at least three months after your planned departure from New Zealand
  • be at least 18 and not more than 30 years old
  • not bring children with you
  • hold a return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket*
  • have a minimum of NZ$4,200 available funds to meet your living costs while you are in New Zealand
  • meet New Zealand's health and character requirements
  • hold medical and comprehensive hospitalization insurance for the length of your stay
  • have a tertiary qualification granted in respect of a minimum of three years’ full-time university study
  • have a level of proficiency in English that is assessed as at least functional
  • be coming to New Zealand to holiday, with work or study being secondary intentions for your visit, and
  • not have been approved a visa under a working holiday scheme before.
This agreement was entered into by New Zealand and Philippines way back October 23, 2012 but implementing rules and regulations were just launched recently.  Starting February 5, 2014 applications for working holidays will be accepted and there's a limit of 100 applications annually. For more information, visit for more information.

Incidentally, we have an information seminar for those who want to study in New Zealand.  Here's the seminar details:

Date: February 16, 2014 | 1:30pm to 4pm | Sunday
Venue: Bayview Park Hotel Manila (Along Roxas Blvd, near US Embassy)
Regustration Fee: P300/head
For reservation:  Send your name to Mob No. 0908-8876834 or email us at