More than a year ago now, the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) completed a massive overhaul of its official website. Most webpages had been updated but Online Services and Immigration Online, the systems they use for visa applications, were not included. Sometime last year, I noticed they had finally updated the Online Services website which would mean the webpage layout for submitting visa applications for Silver Fern Visa and Working Holiday Visa and submitting Expressions of Interest for residency had changed—making my existing Philippine Working Holiday in New Zealand Application Guide obsolete! It is now at least three weeks until the Philippine Working Holiday Scheme opens once again. I hope I am not late in sharing with you the Philippine Working Holiday in NZ Application Guide 2018 Edition. Again hopefully this helps applicants immensely in their fight for a slot.
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a great holiday season. I have had some spare time so to be productive I collated the Philippine Working Holiday Visa frequently asked questions in this blog so here it is.
In anticipation of a residence visa application, a friend had authorised me to renew her police clearance certificate (PCC) issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) when I visited the Philippines a few weeks ago. The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) requires residency applicants to submit police clearance certificates issued not more than six (6) months prior to application lodgement. I will share with you in this blog my experience of visiting Manila and going through the NBI clearance renewal of a Filipino living in NZ.
A few months before I left for New Zealand in 2015 on a working holiday visa, I dedicated my time in researching how I should bring money to New Zealand. Dead-set on hand-carrying cold hard cash instead of doing a costly bank-to-bank transfer, I researched where to buy New Zealand dollars and which currency exchange dealer or ‘money changer’ would give me the best Philippine peso (PHP) to New Zealand dollar (NZD) rates.
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!