There is less than two weeks left until the Philippine Working Holiday Scheme application opens again on the 8th of February 2017. Have you started preparing for it? This application is highly competitive (100 slots only!) so it would be very beneficial if you are able to know the contents of the application form beforehand. Luckily for you readers, I am able to share with you the screenshots of the working holiday application form for the Philippines. Hopefully this step-by-step Philippine working holiday application guide will help you to secure a slot to come to New Zealand!
The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has a couple of online systems in place to allow for the submissions of visa applications online. In this post, I will share with you how to create an Online Services user account which you can use to apply for a working holiday visa and a Silver Fern visa, or submit an expression of interest for the Skilled Migrant Category residency program.
In 2015, the coming of the New Year was very significant to me as that meant that it was only a month away from the Philippines Working Holiday Scheme in New Zealand application day. I learned about the visa a year before and I was not able to secure a slot so I promised myself that in the next year, I would be more ready. The working holiday visa has been my entry pathway to New Zealand from the Philippines and it may be yours as well. I want to share with you what I know about this visa and help you prepare for you upcoming visa application.
I arrived in New Zealand in late September 2015. I had not set-up a bank account yet nor I had made arrangements in securing an IRD number. I did not feel I had to get them early because I thought everything would be smooth-sailing. Even though New Zealand is generally a very efficient country, my experience was not painless.
My friends and contacts shared my post about the Silver Fern Visa application on Facebook and I distinctly remember one Facebook user’s comment that this visa is nearly impossible to get especially with the quality of internet connections in the Philippines. I beg to disagree. Of course there are only 300 slots and applicant number 301’s (and so on) hopes will be crushed on that day BUT you can work on improving your chances in getting a slot and I will share with you here what to do to secure a slot.