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Spanish and Latin American Working Holidays for New Zealanders

Spanish and Latin American working holiday visas are a type of residence permit allowing travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa that allows them to work and to supplement their travel funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes. Most working holiday visas are offered under reciprocal agreements between certain countries to encourage travel and cultural exchange between their citizens.

There are often several restrictions on this type of visa:

  • Many are intended for young travellers and, as such, have an age restriction (usually from 18 to 30 or 35).
  • There are usually limits on the type of employment taken or the length of time the traveller can be employed.
  • The visa holder is expected to have sufficient funds to live on while employment is sought.
  • The visa holder should have some kind of health or travel insurance for the duration of the stay unless the country will cover.

Spain and latin American countries

Argentina (1000 Places)

The working holiday visa allows a stay of up to 12 months and is available to citizens of Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal and Sweden in the Argentine Republic. The working holiday scheme between young people of Argentina and South Korea are aimed at both citizens interested in applying for a one year visa to live, work, travel and is to begin in 2019. Argentina's Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) to holiday in República Argentina and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.

Link: https://enzel.cancilleria.gob.ar/en/node/3018

Chile (900 Places)

Citizens of Australia, Austria,, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal,] South Korea and Sweden aged 18–30 or 35 (in the case of Canada and Hungary) can apply for a 1-year Chilean working holiday visa.[ Also, if they can provide evidence of holding a medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance to remain in force throughout his/her stay in the Republic of Chile.

Link: https://chile.gob.cl/wellington/working-holiday-visa-for-chile

Mexico (200 Places)

Citizens of Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand are eligible for a Mexican working holiday visa in Mexico valid for 1 year or some kind of 2 year. Applicants must be between the ages of 18–29 and 30.

Link: https://embamex.sre.gob.mx/nuevazelandia/index.php/consularservices/visasextranjeros

Peru (100 Places)

Citizens of Chile, Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, France aged 18–30 can apply for a one-year Peruvian working holiday visa in the Republic of Peru.

Link: http://consulperuau.org/index.php?eng_visas#workandholiday

Spain (200 PLACES)

Citizens of Australia, Japan, and New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a one-year Spanish working holiday visa in the Kingdom of Spain. As Spain is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year Spanish working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa, which permits the holder to stay and work in Reino de España during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Link: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Embajadas/WELLINGTON/es/Noticias/Paginas/Articulos/20150202.aspx

Uruguay (200 Places)

The Uruguayan working holiday visa programmes allows a stay of up to 12 months and is available to Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand and Sweden[ citizens in the Republic of Uruguay. Uruguay's Working Holiday Program provides opportunities for people aged between 18 and 30 years (inclusive) to holiday in Uruguay and to supplement their travel funds through incidental employment.

Link: http://www.mrree.gub.uy

Source: Wikipedia.

what job can i do when there?

Past Spanish Institute students have worked in the Spain and Latin America as:

  • English teachers and tutors
  • Aupairs and Nannies
  • Hotel staff
  • Call centre staff
  • Bartenders and baristas
  • English speaking Tour guides
  • Super yachts Staff as deck hands and stewards
  • and also voulunteered in impoverished communities in Central America...

recommended study

The Spanish Institute recommends that you complete at least a Beginners Spanish Course and ideally go on to the Improvers Spanish Course before embarking on our 1 year Spanish world adventure.

request a certificate

To make finding work or study easier you should request upon completion of a Spanish course your Certificate of Completion to add to your CV as proof of Spanish proficiency and study...

Spanish Library

Learn to speak Spanish faster with our online Spanish library with around 300 electronic texts, travel guides and 1800 audios. View on your tablet and phone and take your Spanish learning with you wherever you go...


Best Spanish Teachers

We have some of the best Spanish teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees and experienced.



All our language courses come with a free course book that is used in class to get you speaking Spanish faster.



Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.



Learn Spanish faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.


spanish activities and events

The Spanish Institute organises activites and events.


convenient locations

The Spanish Institute has a range of school locations in Auckland and Wellington.


Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.



Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Spanish course at the Spanish Institute.


About Us

Spanish Institute is Auckland's premier Spanish Language School. Learn Spanish in our small interactive classes with expert native speaker Spanish teachers from Latin America and Spain. We offer a wide range of Spanish lessons for beginner to advanced levels. We provide a free course book with each course and there are no hidden contracts or membership fees
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Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@spanishinstitute.co.nz

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