Are you in New Zealand on a tourist visa and want to work? Here is the opportunity you are looking for to earn those much-needed dollars and continue traveling.
New Zealand allows you to work with the tourist visa! Although not forever …
What is a tourist visa for New Zealand?
You can apply for a visitor or tourist visa to travel to New Zealand if your intention is to travel to see the country or visit family / friends for a short period of time.
Although it also serves to enter for BUSINESS reasons (for meetings or business visits).
What you have to take into account is that, as in Australia, with this visa it is ILLEGAL to work and collect in New Zealand .
What you can do with a tourist visa is to study in New Zealand for less than three months .
How much does the tourist visa for New Zealand cost?
Although the prices vary slightly depending on your country of origin, the minimum for the visa application is $ 200 NZ . In this link you can see the cost of your request.
Basic requirements for tourist visa
- You can visit New Zealand with a maximum duration of 9 months in a period of 18 months.
- During the visa application, demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself while you are in New Zealand or have a sponsor.
- You can study a maximum of 3 months in any 12-month period.
Can I get a work permit with my tourist visa?
Currently and for a limited time, the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development has declared a shortage of seasonal labor.
Good news for you! Why? Well, this situation allows foreigners who want to work with a tourist visa ( Visitor Visa ) to do so for a maximum period of six weeks. It’s perfect, don’t you think?
But watch out! You cannot work in any area of New Zealand, you will have to move! The regions in which this situation allows you to work with the tourist visa is Hawkes Bay since, currently, there is a shortage of workers of approximately 300 to 400 people.
In this place, you can carry out activities such as planting, maintaining and harvesting in the horticulture and viticulture industries. Well this is the kind of labor they need in New Zealand right now!
So now you know, if you are in New Zealand and you are interested in working, we leave you everything you need to do to get down to business. Keep reading!
If you currently have a tourist visa (Visitor Visa) and want to work in this area, you must request a variation in the conditions of your current visa by filling out and submitting the application form: Hawke’s Bay.
Where should I submit the application?
Very easy! At the immigration office closest to you.
What requirements must I meet?
- Have an approved tourist visa and apply as directed by the New Zealand Immigration Department.
- To request this variation of conditions in the tourist visa is $ 170 NZD.
- There is no limitation by country of origin to request this variation. Anyone can request it!
- You can work for six (6) weeks in the zone specified above.
Can I work in other cities in other qualified or unskilled positions with a tourist visa?
No. The permit is only for the mentioned area and during the period of “labor shortage” as long as you request and the variation in your Visitor Visa is approved .