The hugely popular Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa for New Zealand will be open for application at the end of this month on 29 November 2018, 10:00am (NZT). The perfect option for the young and highly skilled who are looking to work and settle down in New Zealand, this visa has a quota of only 300 each year so it is highly recommended you submit your online application early as it is widely believed those who do so more than a few hours after its availability will not get it.

Who Should Apply?
While an extremely attractive offer, the Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa may not be for everyone. For starters, this visa only applies to those between the ages of 20 and 35. Furthermore, according to the New Zealand immigration, you must possess an education qualification that is either at least the equivalent to a New Zealand’s Bachelor degree, or a trade qualification with two years of relevant work experience that is at least the equivalent to a National Certificate (Level 4) or a New Zealand Certificate (Level 4). Finally, the application of this visa is limited only to yourself and does not apply to any family members or dependents, which may be a deal breaker for some.

How Do I Apply?
Once you have decided not to pass up on this golden once-a-year opportunity, it’s time to prepare the relevant documents and evidences which you will have to submit during the online application itself. These include passport details, chest x-ray, medical examination results, documental proof of living outside of New Zealand such as letters to home address, your qualifications, employment record, bank statements, and an acceptable English test result.

Once you have them ready, head over to the New Zealand immigration website on 29 November 2018, 10:00am (NZT) onwards, and we really recommend doing it asap due to its popularity and limited quota of only 300, and make your application online!

If you are unsure on what to expect from relocating to New Zealand and would like to learn more about the Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa or New Zealand immigration matters in general, do not hesitate to write-in to our experienced team of consultants at, call them at +64 9975 0500 or field your questions to them through the enquiry box at the bottom of this page.