Application of New Zealand Working Holiday Visa for Malaysians Opens on 20 January 2017 10AM (NZ Time) or 5AM (Malaysia Time)

Malaysia Working Holiday Visa Overview

Duration: 6 months
Age Range: 18-30 years
Quota: 1150 per year

With this visa you can

  • Work in New Zealand for up to 6 months.
  • Study or train for up to 6 months in total.

Things to note

  • You can only apply for a Working Holiday Visa online.
  • You can’t accept a permanent job.
  • You can’t bring children with you on a working holiday. If you have a partner who wants to come to New Zealand, they’ll need to apply for their own visa.

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa for Malaysians Application Criteria

The criteria and evidence below will provide you with the information you need to meet the requirements of this visa.

You must provide proof of your identity

You must be in good health

You must be of good character

Bona fide
You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa

You must be 18 – 30

You must be a citizen of the country this visa is for

Onward travel
You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or enough money to buy one

You must have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand

Previous approvals
You must not have had approval for a New Zealand Working Holiday Visa before

Malaysia Working Holiday Visa Process & Fees

The information below will help you understand the process, timeframes and costs involved in applying for this visa, so you can plan ahead and have the best chance of submitting a complete application.

Stage 1
You apply online

You must apply online and in English. Before you can apply, you have to register for online services.

You’ll need to pay an application fee and immigration levy online using a valid Visa or MasterCard.

Have a look at our Office and fees finder to find out how much you’ll need to pay.

View office & fees details

Stage 2
We may ask for evidence to support your application

If you need to provide any evidence, we’ll send you an email explaining what you need to do.

If you’re concerned about receiving emails, it’s a good idea to check your junk mail settings.

Stage 3
We make a decision about your application

We’ll process your application as soon as we can.

If your visa application is approved, we will contact you by email advising that the status of your application has changed. You can then log in to Online Services to check the status of your application. If approved, you will be granted an eVisa.

Most applications are processed within 25 days, but it can take longer in some situations.

If there’s anything else you need to do, we’ll be in touch.