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I’ve purchased a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa- what happens next?

You will receive your application form within 48 hours of payment to the email address you provide at time of booking. You should complete this form for your application to be taken forward.


Even if all of the above requirements are met, there is no guarantee that the Working Holiday Visa will be granted as application approval is entirely at the discretion of the New Zealand Authorities. No refund is due if application for a visa is refused. STA Travel takes no responsibility for travel plans which have to be delayed due to extended processing times.

Processing time: You will receive your application form within 48 hours of payment to the email address you provide at time of booking. Please make sure that your email address is correct. It will take at least 4 weeks to process your application.

This scheme allows visa holders the right to undertake casual work in order to supplement their travels, and as such any work undertaken must be incidental and to the conditions stipulated on the visa. Most participants in the Working Holiday Scheme are allowed to remain in New Zealand for a total of 12 months, although this time may be extended to 23 months if you are from the United Kingdom.


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