The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade interacts with other governments on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

We work with international and regional organisations to advance New Zealand's interests, and protect the security and stability of our region. We also take into account New Zealand's political, trade and economic objectives.

To find out more about New Zealand’s relations with other countries and territories, select a region.

Working holiday visa schemes 

New Zealand has working holiday visa arrangements with 41 countries. The schemes give young New Zealand citizens (generally aged between 18 and 30) the opportunity to holiday and work overseas. Find out more below:

Argentina Austria Belgium Brazil
Canada Chile Croatia Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia  Finland  France 
Germany Hungary Hong Kong  Ireland
Israel Italy Japan Latvia
Luxembourg Malaysia Malta Mexico
Netherlands Norway Peru Philippines 
Poland  Singapore  Slovakia  Slovenia 
South Korea Spain  Sweden  Taiwan 
Thailand  Turkey  United Kingdom  Uruguay
United States of America Viet Nam  Lithuania