Applying for an NZ work visa is an excellent opportunity to bring your skills to New Zealand and grow your career. Whether you wish to simply work and travel for a short time, or are looking for more long term opportunities in Aotearoa, the team at NZ Visa Connections can help.
Get in touch today for assistance navigating New Zealand’s immigration requirements. Successfully complete your work visa application with the help of our experienced advisers.
New Zealand Welcomes Skilled Migrant Workers
New Zealand employers greatly value the skills and dedication that migrant workers bring; the great news is that New Zealand is warmly welcoming back skilled workers into the country after the turbulence of COVID-19.
NZ Visa Connections can help you choose the most suitable visa for your situation and needs. Our work visa applications are complete and concise. We can help you smoothly through the application process, reducing delays to your travel and work plans. Now is the perfect time to seek new career challenges and experiences in the unique community of Aotearoa. Read on to learn more.
Work Visas You Can Apply For
NZ Visa Connections understands that migrants want to know how they can apply for a job without a visa or get a visa without confirmed employment. We can help you efficiently navigate these issues to come to New Zealand.
Our job is to support your approach to employers, reassuring them about the visa application process. When an employer knows you have local professional immigration help, they feel more confident about making that vital step of offering you the job. Here are some of the NZ work visas you can apply for:
Accredited Employer Work Visa
This new work visa has replaced the Essential Skills work visa, Long Term Skills Shortage visa and the Talent work visa.
If you are an employer or business, please read more to learn about how this new category can help you and may impact your current processes of employing overseas workers.
The new Accredited Employer Work Visa kicked off in July 2022 and is now the primary pathway for overseas workers to obtain a work visa.
- Your potential employer must be accredited with Immigration New Zealand.
- You must be offered a full-time position and have the skills or expertise to qualify you for the job.
- The role offered to you must pay at least median wage (unless your role is exempt)
- This visa may help you on your journey to acquiring residence.
- You have to prove your health and character meet immigration requirements.
- Most visas are issued for 3 years (although lower paid roles may receive a 2 year visa). This visa increases to 5 years from November 2023
Get in touch to see if you qualify – there are many additional requirements here to be aware of such as Green List roles, Sector Agreements etc.
Partnership Work Visa
Did you know you could get a work visa based on your partnership? Maybe your partner is a New Zealander or is currently working or studying here?
In this case, you may be able to apply for an ‘open’ work visa, meaning you can work for any employer, part or full-time.
A critical part of this visa is proving you are living in a genuine relationship. This sounds easy, but it is one of the most complex parts of most applications. Applications being declined or needing additional documentation to be provided after the application is lodged are common problems migrants face when managing these applications alone. Professional help and guidance ensures your application includes all necessary information for approval.
Working Holiday Visa
New Zealand is a famous destination for young people wanting to work and travel. There are various schemes available, depending on where you are from. Most of these are now open for working travellers.
Talk to us to learn how we can help.
Post Study Work Visa
After completing your studies in New Zealand, this visa is a natural progression for international students looking to remain and start their careers in New Zealand.
Typically, the New Zealand Post Study Work Visa is granted for up to 3 years, depending on how long you studied for and what level you studied to.
Applicants are required to provide the following:
- Evidence of completion of their course of study
- Proof of funds of $5000
If your level of study was below Level 7, your course must appear on a list of eligible qualifications which relate to the Green List in order to be able to apply for this visa.
NZ Visa Connections can help you with your application, particularly if the recent border restrictions have inhibited your ability to stay or return to New Zealand as a student.
Specific Purpose Work Visa
Immigration New Zealand offers a range of work visas that enable skilled workers to enter for various purposes – such as temporary business activities or secondments. Navigating the detail of this category can be challenging, and vital steps can sometimes be missed. If your situation is unique, talk to us now to see whether one of these visas might be perfect for you.
The complexity of this category means it is easy to make mistakes in the application. At NZ Visa Connections, we have helped many migrants successfully complete their applications for NZ work visas; we know how to include all the information that Immigration New Zealand needs.
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