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Anyone ever gotten a work visa for NZ??
How long does it normally take to get approved?
Is it expensive to get one?
Do you have to get a job lined up first or get the visa first?
Is housing hard to find/is it super expensive?
(Would be applying as a US citizen)
I think it took me a few weeks to get my work holiday visa. That visa was free.
A job was not require but knowing what I was doing made the process easier, immigration was a breeze, and I didn't get stuck working a shitty job and feel like I wasted it.
Housing depends where you're at. I got put in contact with a couple thanks to the old grooming manager at the resort and it worked out.
I had a blast. Look on the website and see what kind of requirements there are. Apply early enough that you have time. Be open to doing anything and everything, moving around, or whatever you want to enjoy it. But I'd def recommend securing some kind job in advance. Don't want to get to whatever town/city and be jobless struggling to get by. That said plenty of people use those visas to be there and work occasional random jobs. All depends on what you're looking for and $$$ stability.
Takes 3-4 weeks to get approved.
It cost me $25 dollars electronically and was emailed to me. That was in 2016. Not sure if the cost now.
No. New Zealand has the opposite problem of other countries. They have a lack of a workforce and are a isolated island. So they give out work holiday visa no problem. If you want to return multiple years in a row it's difficult. Unless your a doctor or pilot.
I never actually used my visa cause a month before going to NZ I was offered a job I couldn't turn down in the states. I've heard it is just as difficult as any other town. Housing cost wise it might seen more expensive but NZ jobs pay a livable wage.
All the friends I've know who go say it's easier to get jobs when your in the country.
If your going for NZ winter I would say go a month-month and half before opening days for mountains. Save some money and you will have enough time find a job and housing.
I've spent 2 weeks in NZ this October. Currently USD to NZD is 1.00 to 1.50. A 100 US is 150 in NZD. The exchange rate is in the Americans favor. Save some cash and you can make it spread a bit.
If you wanted to go somewhere for a ski season your Options would be Christchurch, Lake Wanaka, or Queenstown.
as an australian i don't need one which offers nothing to this thread so bye
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