NZ, Portugal agree working holiday scheme

  • 07/03/2018
The Douro river and the old downtown of Oporto, Portugal
The Douro river and the old downtown of Oporto, Portugal Photo credit: Reuters

Up to 50 young New Zealanders a year will be able to go on a working holiday in Portugal under an agreement signed between the two countries.

They will be able to live and work in Portugal for up to 12 months, Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says.

The signing of a reciprocal scheme comes during the visit to New Zealand by Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities Abroad Jose Luis Carneiro.

Mr Lees-Galloway says Portugal is an important partner on a wide range of international issues.

"It's important that our political relationship is complemented by strong links between our people, and especially our young people," he said.

The Portugal-New Zealand working holiday scheme will be open from March 20 to people aged between 18 and 30.

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