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New Brazilian opportunities open up to young
New Zealanders

Foz de Iguazu, Brazil. Credit: Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Foz de Iguazu, Brazil. Credit: Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

From September 2010, young New Zealanders will be able to spend a year working, studying and holidaying in Brazil.

The New Zealand-Brazil Working Holiday Scheme allows 300 New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 to travel to Brazil each year – and the same number of young Brazilians to travel to New Zealand.

The commercial and cultural ties between New Zealand and Brazil continue to go from strength to strength. Kiwi companies hold investments in Brazil worth more than $100m, and 11,355 Brazilians visited New Zealand last year alone.

The Working Holiday Scheme – the first of its kind signed by Brazil – will provide another dimension to the bilateral relationship, ensuring a growing group of young New Zealanders and Brazilians develop a real affinity for one another’s countries.

Working Holiday Scheme applications will be accepted (from young New Zealanders) by the Brazilian Embassy in Wellington and (from young Brazilians) by the New Zealand Embassy in Brasilia from 1 September.

Please note:
The 300 places available will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis, and applicants interested should seek to apply as soon as possible from 1 September onwards.

For more information, please visit:

Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s press release on the Scheme.
Beehive website [external link]

The Brazilian Embassy’s webpage, detailing the requirements and process for a young New Zealander to apply for a Working Holiday Visa to spend a year n Brazil.
Embassy site [external link]

Immigration NZ’s webpage, detailing the requirements and process for a young Brazilian to apply for a Working Holiday Scheme visa to spend a year in New Zealand.
Immigration site
[external link]

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