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Key Points

  • Applicants from countries in the Working Holiday Scheme with no cap limit will be accepted beginning March 14, 2022


Beginning March 14, 2022, the government of New Zealand announced that the Working Holiday Schemes (WHS) would reopen. Visa applications for applicants in countries that do not have a cap limit will open on March 14, 2022. Capped schemes will be extended over a staggered timeframe, with all schemes being fully opened by September 13, 2022. For a complete list of WHS reopening dates, click here.

What are the Changes?

The government of New Zealand reopened the Working Holiday Schemes as part of step 2 of the country’s reopening plan. The government will begin by accepting applications from countries that do not have a cap on applications each year.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: New Zealand Immigration

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