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BUNAC will provide you with the necessary visa forms and guidelines to help you complete them. All documents are checked by BUNAC before the visa application is submitted and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Working Holiday Visa

This is the most popular choice for the first time visitor. You can apply for a 12 month visa (although you can stay for a shorter time if you wish). The visa is available to those between 18 and 30 years old. Perfect for working and travelling around New Zealand.

IEP Work Exchange Visa

This visa is exclusive to BUNAC and allows anyone between 18 and 35 years old to work in New Zealand for up to 12 months. You can apply to this visa even if you’ve previously had the standard Working Holiday Visa to get an extra year! A BUNAC exclusive, the IEP is a program visa, and as such is only available as part of BUNAC's Work New Zealand program. It is not possible to purchase this visa separately.    

We have now sold out of 2017 IEP visas. If you still want to travel this year, please email to join our 2017 Waiting List.

Check the visa table below for more info.


A bespoke visa for American passport holders allowing you to work and travel your way around New Zealand for up to 12 months with the opportunity to extend to 23 months. During your time living and working in New Zealand you can work in any job for multiple employers but you cannot stay with one employer any longer than 12 months. To be eligible for this visa you must be 18-30 (inclusive) and have access to $4200 NZD at the point of arriving in New Zealand. 


The IEP Visa is an exclusive visa to BUNAC allowing those between 18-35 (inclusive) to travel to New Zealand for up to 12 months or to give those who have already used a working holiday visa the opportunity to go back. To activate this visa you must be apart of the BUNAC Work New Zealand Essentials Program, be an American passport holder and have access to $4200NZD at the point of applying for the IEP Visa from the US.