Chinese to get New Zealand working holiday places
New Zealand, 2nd October: New Zealand immigration department has announced working holiday visas for Chinese nationals from 6th October 2010.
Immigration New Zealand will release annual quota for Chinese under the New Zealand working holiday scheme for the year 2010/2011.
New Zealand immigration allows 1000 places each year to young Chinese nationals for a one year stay in New Zealand. Such New Zealand visa places are announced to fill the demand released by New Zealand Immigration at specified periodic intervals.
Immigration New Zealand expects a high interest in such working holiday places for Chinese nationals.
As per the new requirements laid down by New Zealand immigration department, all Chinese nationals wishing to get New Zealand working holiday visas will be required to possess qualification of senior high school (gao zhong xue li) duly verified by CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre) along with a proficiency in English language certified from the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a score of 5.5 over the various test components.
The certification by the IELTS happens to be the one and only way of providing proof of your English proficiency as per the latest New Zealand working holiday visa regulations.
All candidates from China wanting to apply for New Zealand working holiday visas will need to provide certificates from the IELTS and the CDGDC along with the other requisite documents needed by the New Zealand immigration department.
However, there will be no changes in the other requirements for the aspiring young Chinese nationals wishing to apply under the working holiday visa scheme for New Zealand.
250 New Zealand working holiday visa places will become open from 10 am as per the New Zealand standard time on 6th October 2010.
It is being expected that there is going to be a huge demand for the available visa places in New Zealand resulting in the quota being filled within a record time of opening of the visa places.
Youngsters aged between 18 years and 30 years are provided opportunity to travel and work in New Zealand during their stay for a maximum period of one year under the working holiday visa program of New Zealand.