Working Holidays

Working Holiday Visas for New Zealanders Going to Norway

Last Updated: November 2007

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To be eligible you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 30 inclusive at the time of application
  • be a citizen of New Zealand
  • not have previously participated in this Working Holiday Program
  • intend to primarily holiday in Norway
  • hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for the length of your stay
  • have a return ticket or sufficient funds to buy one
  • meet health and character requirements
  • must not be accompanied by children

Visa Fee

The visa costs NZ$363.

Proof of Funds

You must be able to prove you have access to NZ$7,500 with no return air ticket or NZ5,500 with a ticket. You must prove this with either a bank statement or certified copy. Internet or ATM statements will not be accepted unless they bear the applicant's name and have been certified as correct by the bank.


There is no known quota.


The visa is valid for a stay of 12 months from the date of registration with the Norwegian Police Authorities which must take place within 7 days of arrival in Norway. It is possible to apply for an additional 12 months. You must enter Norway within 6 months of the work permit granted.

Employment Restrictions

You may only work a maximum of 3 months with any one employer.


You may leave and re-enter multiple times but the time allowed for your visa will not be paused while you are away.

How to Apply

Applications can be lodged with any Norwegian Consulate Office in New Zealand (Christchurch or Wellington), the Norwegian Embassy in Canberra, or at any Norwegian Embassy in any country where the applicant has legally resided for a minimum of six months. Applications will take a minimum of six weeks to process. Download the application form.

General Comments

You may study on this visa but not for longer than 3 months.

Contact Details

Royal Norwegian Embassy
17 Hunter Street

Phone: (02) 6273 3444
Fax: (02) 6273 3669

Royal Norwegian Consulate-General Wellington
Deloitte House
PO Box 1990
Level 16, 10 Brandon Street

Phone: 64 4 471 2503
Fax: 64 4 472 8023

Royal Norwegian Consulate-General Christchurch
McKenzie and Willis Ltd.
Corner Tuam and High Streets PO Box 22-047

Phone: 64 3 379 8980
Fax: 64 3 353 0040




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