Working Holiday visa categories reopen
Immigration New Zealand has now confirmed the 2023 reopening dates for certain capped Working Holiday visa categories.
What is a capped scheme?
Due to bilateral agreements with New Zealand, certain countries have unlimited visa availability under the Working Holiday scheme, while others have a quota per year. Each scheme (by country) opens at a certain date and remains open until the quota is filled.
What are the changes?
INZ is currently updating the Spain and Vietnam schemes.
Spain sees the WHS cap increase from 200 to 2,000 per year and allow the WHV holder to work for the full 12-months duration of their visa.
Vietnam will see its WHS cap increase from 100 to 200 per year.
Opening dates for these two schemes will be confirmed later.
Please refer to the table below to identify reopening dates and quota for each country.
|Working Holiday Scheme||2023 Opening Date||Cap (people per year)|
|Malaysia||7 February 2023||1,150|
|Portugal||21 February 2023||50|
|Mexico||28 February 2023||200|
|Estonia||9 March 2023||100|
|Philippines||16 March 2023||100|
|Hong Kong||28 March 2023||400|
|Slovenia||6 April 2023||100|
|Hungary||27 April 2023||100|
|Slovakia||4 May 2023||100|
|Austria||11 May 2023||100|
|Korea||18 May 2023||3,000|
|Luxembourg||1 June 2023||50|
|Poland||8 June 2023||100|
|Latvia||15 June 2023||100|
|Czech||22 June 2023||1,200|
|Israel||4 July 2023||200|
|Singapore||11 July 2023||300|
|Taiwan||18 July 2023||600|
|China||1 August 2023||1,000|
|Malta||10 August 2023||50|
|Lituania||17 August 2023||100|
|Thailand||24 August 2023||100|
|Turkey||31 August 2023||100|
|Argentina||14 September 2023||1,000|
|Croatia||26 September 2023||100|
|Peru||3 October 2023||100|
|Brazil||10 October 2023||300|
|Chile||19 October 2023||940|
|Uruguay||2 November 2023||200|