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Employ international talent effortlessly with expert employment services

There are enormous benefits to employing experienced international talent. However, navigating the many rules and government regulations and ensuring your candidate meets all visa requirements can be challenging, especially if you’re new to overseas recruitment.

Whether hiring people from overseas for the first time or the hundredth, the team at NZ Visa Connections is here to help you navigate international recruitment processes seamlessly. We specialise in employment services to help your business employ talent from around the globe, ensuring your business is never short of exceptional talent.

Migrants add valuable skills and experience to your team. We can help New Zealand company owners and recruiters deal with all the necessary paperwork to place your workforce here in New Zealand. With our employers’ assistance, you’ll dramatically increase your chances of finding the best person for the job.

Let us help you navigate Employment & Immigration rules and regulations

There are many rules to follow and frequent changes to the laws relating to employing a migrant (particularly in the face of COVID-19). And it can be complicated and tricky to understand.

Businesses need to comply with these laws, or they may be penalised with fines or other sanctions. Many employers don’t like the paperwork of visa applications, often avoiding it altogether. The result? They are missing out on quality applicants who could add value to their business. If you’re interested in broadening your reach to find exceptional talent, NZ Visa Connections can help.

Our proven success in supporting employers will save you money and time. We manage the process for you. We stay updated on policy changes and process requirements, so you don’t need to. We deal with all the bureaucracy and administration.

In short—we take the hassle out of the process. Learn more about our employment services in NZ and our proven Recruitment and Business Support Services.

The Accredited Employer Scheme is now live

There have been sweeping changes to work visas in 2022 and these changes have been mainly felt by employers.

From May 2022, any business wanting to hire migrant workers must be registered or Accredited with Immigration New Zealand.

So, if you currently employ people from other countries—or if you want to in the future, you have come to the right place. Read more on becoming an Accredited Employer with NZ Visa Connections.

Our Employer Assistance Services

NZ Visa Connections has successfully helped people come to New Zealand for years. We understand the importance of quality employees to your business and are versed in the latest regulations to streamline your hiring process. Our team is passionate about supporting employers to build their businesses with the best staff. Explore our overseas employment assistance services below to discover how we can help you:

Accredited Employer Package

Let us help you apply successfully. We can review the documentation and processes you have in place, identify gaps, and provide expert advice on how to fix them. Learn more about Employer Accreditation.

Immigration Problems

Many visa applications meet roadblocks during processing. Applications can be declined for many reasons. Have your migrant staff received a letter from immigration saying they need to provide more information? We can formulate the response that Immigration New Zealand needs to approve the visa.

Perfect Visa Applications

NZ Visa Connections ensures all visa applications meet strict immigration criteria. Getting it right from the start saves you and your migrants time, energy, and money.

General Immigration Queries

These crop up all the time in the daily running of New Zealand businesses. Do you have a general immigration question? We are always happy to chat.

Further Education or Training

Many New Zealand employers offer their migrant staff the chance to do further education and training. Please speak to us first to check that this is possible on your employer’s current visa. We can also advise you on the qualifications that will benefit the migrant and your business the most.


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  • "Overall, my experience with NZ Visa Connections has been very pleasant and enjoyable. They provided me with the peace of mind and confidence that everything will be sorted, and that my visa application was in very good hands. The team was very efficient, organized, and “on-the-ball” on all immigration policies and requirements. The weekly video chats to check on the progress of my “paper trail” was very helpful. It was a very professional engagement with a personal touch. "

    Jessica Misa Baird, Work Visa Support

  • "My experience has truly been nothing short of easy and amazing. NZ Visa Connections has been thorough since the inception of our relationship. Understanding the ins and outs of the process has been overwhelming and not always easy to follow. But, they've been transparent, calming and honest during an otherwise difficult to navigate process. The team goes above and beyond and it's very evident they are passionate about the work that they do."

    Ashley Bent, Work Visa Support

  • "Outstanding work from NZ Visa Connections in regards to helping our company secure visas for two of our key staff members. These two wonderful ladies have gone above and beyond for our company. Rebecca was the case manager for two of our staff members and  she worked exceptionally hard to renew their visas on the 11th hour. I was so impressed with her amazing ability to make things happen with such a positive outcome. "

    Lee Dewerson, Employer / Business services

  • "We first meet NZ Visa Connections back in 2017 when we were looking for an advisor to apply for Reon's first work Visa, We have continued to work with NZ Visa Connection ever since. With that said we have found them to be very professional throughout this process and have been Successful with our application for Reon Visas. Reon and myself would have no problem with recommending NZ Visa Connection to any person who needed Visa advice. "

    Ross & Reon Laird, Work Visa Support

  • "I was very nervous about trying to employ an international applicant, but NZ Visa Connections helped me employ the perfect person for our team, even making suggestions so we could apply for a 3-year Visa straight away. They assisted and supported me every step of the way, from helping with the advertisement to preparing Visa application documents, through to procuring the visa’s required for our employee. They were knowledgeable and eminently capable, and I would have no hesitation referring them to any other business thinking about hiring internationally."

    Lisa Coleman, Employer / Business services

  • "NZ Visa Connections basically took the stress out of my work and residence visa applications. I honestly feel so lucky to have found them in the first place --through my sister's colleague's recommendation. They were as amazing to work with as what we heard about them. The whole process was already quite streamlined for us (my partner and I). We simply had to follow through a well-defined checklist with details like: the importance of a specific document, suggestions and prompts for letters and other write up. It was very clear to us that they are the expert we needed."

    Donna Dychinco, Residence Visa support