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Document-ID : 2001-11-23
Documentdate : 23.11.2001

Model Arrangement for a Working Holiday Scheme

Model Arrangement for a Working Holiday Scheme as at 4/01

Arrangement on a Working Holiday Scheme between the Government of New Zealand and

the Government of __________________

The Government of New Zealand and the Government of _____________ (“the signatories”) have come to the following understandings concerning an Arrangement for the operation of a Working Holiday Scheme (“the Scheme”) between the two countries.

Responsibilities of the Government of New Zealand

  1. The Government of New Zealand, through a visa processing office, will, subject to paragraph 2, on application by a citizen of ____________, issue a work visa valid for presentation for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the issue to any person who satisfies each of the following requirements:

(a)           is a citizen of _______________ who is ordinarily resident in ______________ at the time of application;

(b)           satisfies the visa officer that his/her primary intention is to holiday in New Zealand, with employment being an incidental rather than a primary reason for the visit;

(c)           is aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years, both inclusive, at the time of application;

(d)           is not accompanied by children;

(e)           possesses a valid passport;

(f)            possesses a return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket;

(g)           possesses sufficient funds for his/her maintenance during the period of stay in New Zealand, at the discretion of the relevant authorities;

(h)           pays the prescribed work visa application fee, and

(i)            agrees to hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance to remain in force throughout his/her stay in New Zealand.

  1. The Government of New Zealand may issue each year up to (             ) of the work visas mentioned in paragraph 1 to citizens of ________________ .
  2. Subject to paragraph 2, the Government of New Zealand will grant a work permit to a citizen from ________________, provided that he/she possesses the work visa issued pursuant to paragraph 1 and satisfies each of the requirements in paragraph 1. The work permit will be granted to such person on his/her arrival in New Zealand and will be valid for a period of not more than twelve (12) months from the date of entry into New Zealand.
  3. The Government of New Zealand will require any citizen from __________ who has entered New Zealand through the Scheme operating under this Arrangement to comply with the laws and regulations of New Zealand and not to engage in employment that is contrary to the purpose of the Scheme. Participants in the Scheme are not permitted to engage in permanent employment during their visit and should not work for the same employer for more than three months during their visit. They may enrol in one training or study course of up to three months duration during the course of their visit to New Zealand.

Responsibilities of the Government of ______________

  1. The Government of _______________, through a visa processing office(s) at ___________, will, subject to paragraph 6, on application by a New Zealand citizen, issue (free of charge) a (equivalent of a New Zealand work visa) valid for presentation for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of issue to any person who satisfies each of the following requirements:

(a)           is a citizen of New Zealand who is ordinarily resident in New Zealand;

(b)           satisfies the visa officer that his/her primary intention is to holiday in ______________, with employment being an incidental rather than a primary reason for the visit;

(c)           is aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years, both inclusive, at the time of application;

(d)           is not accompanied by children;

(e)           possesses a valid New Zealand passport;

(f)            possesses a return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket;

(g)           possesses sufficient funds for his/her maintenance during the period of stay in ____________, at the discretion of the relevant authorities; and

(h)           agrees to hold medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance to remain in force throughout his/her stay in _____________.

  1. The Government of  _____________ may issue each year up to (          ) of the (equivalent of a New Zealand work visa) mentioned in paragraph 5 to citizens of New Zealand.
  2. Subject to paragraph 6, the Government of _____________, will issue (any necessary permit) to any New Zealand citizen who possesses the (equivalent of a New Zealand work visa) issued pursuant to paragraph 5 and satisfies each of the requirements in paragraph 5. (Any necessary permit) will be granted to such person on his/her arrival in  ____________ and will be valid for a period of not more than twelve (12) months from the date of entry into ________________.
  3. (Any additional procedural requirements of the other state to be stipulated here.)

General Provisions

  1. Either of the signatories may refuse any particular application it receives.
  2. Either of the signatories may, consistent with its own law, refuse the entry into its territory of any person participating in the Scheme whom it may consider undesirable or remove any such person from the country who has obtained entry under the this Agreement.
  3. Either signatory may, at any time, through diplomatic channels, request consultations on the provisions of this Arrangement. The other signatory will respond to the request within 60 days. The Arrangement will be subject to a review after a period of two (2) years from the date it comes into effect and subsequently as requested by either signatory.

Suspension of the Arrangement

  1. Either of the signatories may temporarily suspend the Arrangement, in whole or in part, for reasons of public security, public order, public health or immigration risk. Any such suspension, and the date of its effect, will be notified to the other signatory through diplomatic channels.

Termination

  1. Either of the signatories may terminate this Arrangement by giving three (3) months prior written notice to the other signatory.

Entry into Effect

This Arrangement will come into effect on _________________ 20___

_____________, __________________ 20____

For the Government of New Zealand                 For the Government of _________________

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