Permanent closure of the Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa.
Immigration New Zealand permanently closes the Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa from October 7, 2019.
The Silver Fern visa application held every year in November. The lottery provided work visas for youth and educated professionals. It was a relatively simple and inexpensive way to immigrate to New Zealand. Each year, INZ granted visas to 300 applicants.
If you already hold this visa
If you already hold a Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa you are not affected by the closure. The conditions of your visa stay the same.
Also, the Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa remains open. Visa holders can still apply for a Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa. Learn more on the INZ website.