Working holiday and seasonal visa extensions

12 October 2021

Immigration New Zealand is extending Working Holiday visas and Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) work visas by six months.  Work visas due to expire between 21 December 2021 and 30 June 2022 will automatically be extended by Immigration NZ for an additional six months from the date they expire - visa holders won’t need to apply for a new visa.

Visa holders will also continue to have open work rights, allowing them to work in any sector to help meet labour market demands where they exist.

Immigration New Zealand will be contacting all visa holders eligible for the Working Holiday or SSE visa extension by the end of November.

Read the media release here