Working holiday Scheme

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Citizens of New Zealand aged 18 to 30 years old are eligible for a working holiday visa for up to 12 months in the People's Republic of China based on Bilateral realtions with New Zealand.


12 months





Processing time

3 weeks



Very Low

What are eligibility requirements for the Working holiday Scheme?

10 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be Chinese Citizen.
  • Applicant must be in good health.
  • Applicant must be of good character.
  • Applicant must genuinely intend to meet visa requirements.
  • Applicant must be 18 to 30 years old.
  • Applicant must have a ticket to leave China or have enough money to buy one.
  • Applicant must have not previously entered China on a Working Holiday Visa.
  • Applicant must have no dependent children or relatives travelling with him.
  • Applicant must have full medical insurance for the length of stay.
  • Applicant must be living in the country of Citizenship while applying for the Visa.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Working holiday Scheme?

7 Document Required

  • copy of Valid passport.
  • Copy of Police clearance certificate.
  • Proof of Travel tickets or enough money to buy one.
  • Proof of sufficient funds (bank statements, credit card statements, bank drafts or travellers’ cheques.)
  • Copy of insurance certificate or approval letter from insurance company.
  • Documents that prove your usual place of permanent residence. Examples include: letters sent to your home address or references from your employer.
  • Proof of citizenship (valid passport etc.).

Talent Migration data for China

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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