New Zealand Embassy Warsaw, Poland

Latvia/New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme: Open for Applications

Wednesday, 4/3/09

The New Zealand-Latvia Working Holiday entered into effect on 2 March 2009, and is now open for applications. To be eligible you must:


  • Have a Latvian passport 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 dependent 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’re in New Zealand
  • meet our health and character requirements
  • hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for the length of your stay
  • be coming to New Zealand to holiday, with work being a secondary intention for your visit
  • not have been approved a visa or permit under a Working Holiday Scheme before.


You can apply online[external link]. Detailed information about the scheme and arrival in New Zealand is available at the Immigration New Zealand website[external link].

New Zealand Embassy, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS.
Tel. +3170 346 9324.

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