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    Migrant Recruitment and Business Support Services


We know how hard it is to get accurate immigration information just when you need it. NZ Visa Connections is always happy to help, just pick up the phone or send us an email, we’ll probably be able to answer your query instantly.


How do you identify, recruit, and retain migrants who are skilled and motivated to work for your company?

Employing overseas workers can be a huge plus for your company. But how do you know they will be able to successfully obtain work rights in New Zealand? Our Visa Pathway assessment process will make your recruitment process a success. We check your overseas applicants to ensure their ability to meet visa requirements, helping you to shortlist and identify those candidates who can fill the gaps in your workforce.

Before a migrant can be granted a visa they must demonstrate:

  • they have acceptable standards of health and character.
  • they have specific skills, qualifications or work experience required for your role.

Immigration New Zealand sets detailed criteria here that may well be different from the expectations you have. Through our Visa Pathway assessment we can check the eligibility of any candidate you are considering, letting you know if they are able to qualify for a visa.

Don’t waste time considering a migrant who is ineligible to come to New Zealand.

How to start migrant recruitment?

Being prepared to consider and recruit migrants is only part of the puzzle. Knowing where to find the talent you need is a vital aspect – you can’t hire people you can’t find.  Most NZ employers advertise on Trade Me and Seek but these can be unknown sites for migrants who are offshore. Other avenues should be considered and it pays for employers to be creative in their recruitment drives. The use of an industry specific recruitment consultant can be invaluable; check out our preferred partners page to access some of our great connections. Social Media is another great tool with migrant groups being a lucrative source of skilled talent. Talk to us about our connections across the migrant communities here in NZ and to those looking to relocate soon.


What happens if your migrant worker runs into difficulty with their application or immigration status?

The NZ immigration system can be confusing for overseas workers and it’s not uncommon for problems to crop up with self-lodged applications, visas already issued or even with maintaining a lawful status once they are here.  If problems do arise this can have an immediate impact on your business and productivity. Having an expert steer you out of trouble is the best way to respond, they can guide you with any immigration matters and know the best and quickest way to solve these challenges.

Have a look at our comprehensive employer support options here and contact us for a friendly chat about how we can meet your needs.


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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