The 2023 reopening dates for capped Working Holiday Schemes have now been confirmed.
Once each scheme opens, applications will remain open until the quota is filled. Once filled, the scheme will close until 2024.
Spain and Vietnam
In 2022 the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the President of Spain agreed changes to increase the Spain WHS cap from 200 to 2,000 and allow the visa holder to work for the full 12-month duration of the visa. Similarly, the New Zealand Government and the Government of Vietnam agreed changes to increase the Vietnam WHS cap from 100 to 200.
Work is under way to have formal agreements in place to allow these changes to be implemented. Further information will be announced once opening dates for the Spain and Vietnam schemes can be confirmed.
The table below and on our website shows the date each scheme will open, as well as the number of places available in each scheme for 2023.