If you have never heard of working holidays, it’s basically a vacation where you get the opportunity to fulfill your wanderlust while simultaneously make enough money to sustain yourself.
Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you’re interested, New Zealand is opening up working holiday visas for Malaysians to apply!
According to the official website of New Zealand Immigration, the country welcomes young Malaysians to work or study there for up to six months while enjoying their holidays.
Source: Abroad View
However, applicants must first have NZ$2,250 (RM6,100) to support themselves during the stay. You may be required to prove it upon your arrival in New Zealand.
Below are some of the criteria you should fulfill in order to be eligible for this:
► You must be aged between 18 and 30 years old
► You cannot hold a permanent job there
► The work must be legal
► You cannot provide commercial sexual services
► You cannot bring your children with you on a working holiday
► A separate visa is required for your partner
The application can be done online at a fee of NZ$208 (RM860) which you can pay via your credit card. The application will be processed within 21 days and you will be contacted via email.
Source: Backpacker Guide
It’s advisable for you to have all your documents ready by the time of application as you might be asked for them as evidence.
Just so you know, the quota is limited at 1,150 Malaysians per year and the application will only be opened on January 23, 2019, at 5 am Malaysia time.
For more information, click here!
Source: New Zealand
If you’re looking for a working holiday next year, why not take the chance and give this a shot? Be sure to mark your calendars, guys! Good luck!