Slovakia and New Zealand will issue temporary holiday visas to each other's citizens who intend to work or study in the other country, the Slovak government agreed on January 12, the TASR newswire reported.
The maximum number of such visas to be issued by each country per year has been set at 100. The applicants must meet several conditions. They must be between age 18 and 35 and hold a valid passport, they must have a travel ticket for the journey or show that they have enough money to buy one, along with sufficient financial means to cover their stay.
Applicants will also have to submit health insurance papers valid for the whole period of their stay. Citizens from both countries will be allowed to work for a single employer for a maximum of six months without a work permit. The same period will apply to those taking up education courses.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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13. Jan 2011 at 10:00