New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

New Zealand-Germany Working Holiday Scheme

The New Zealand-Germany Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) gives young German citizens aged between 18 and 30 the ability to work for up to twelve months in New Zealand, with the same or different employers, or to spend their time holidaying and travelling around the country. German applicants may also enrol in one or more courses of training or study of up to six months’ duration. An unlimited quantity of WHS visas is available for German applicants.

It is recommended that WHS applications are made online (see WHS Online: Q&A). For the online form and further information on the Scheme visit the website of Immigration New Zealand. Useful employment and other information is also available at www.newzealandnow.govt.nz.

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