Our Accelerate Program

Would you like to be in New Zealand this year?
Ask us if you qualify for our High Priority Fusion Service!

Our Accelerate Program is our High Priority Fusion Service.

This program is specifically geared to facilitate your speedy arrival in New Zealand.

If you are already in New Zealand our Accelerate Program will ensure that you can secure your position and remain in the country on a valid visa.

Who is this for?

Our priority service can accelerate your move to New Zealand if you are a Critical Health Worker, an "Other" Critical Worker, a partner of a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or if you are arriving from a Quarantine free country.

For those in the country now:

All of our onshore clients have now secured their job offers and we are happy to help you achieve the same!

If you are already in New Zealand, and you have a visa that is nearing its end,  this program is designed to secure your position.

You can use our Accelerate Program now to secure the necessary job offer.

For medical workers:

If you are a Medical Professional, you can come to NZ now, but you will need an offer of skilled employment.

You can use our Accelerate Program now to secure the necessary job offer.

For other critical workers:

Do you believe you have unique experience, technical or specialist skills, that are not readily available in NZ? You may also be eligible to come to NZ now.

You can use our Accelerate Program now to secure the necessary job offer.

For those in a quarantine-free travel zone:

If you are coming from a quarantine-free travel zone, you can come to NZ now.

You can use our Accelerate Program now to secure the necessary job offer.

Our Accelerate Program - What is involved?

This program is specifically tailored towards you entering New Zealand now, while the borders are still mostly closed. In order to facilitate your imminent arrival, we will fast forward our Fusion Service, speeding up your visa application process and your job hunt.

Can you sign up for our Accelerate Program?
Let us know if you think one of the above criteria apply for you and you might qualify for this highly efficient process. Our Licensed Immigration Advisers and our Job Search Professionals will assess your eligibility, and if you have the potential to be recognised under the Government policy, we will invite you to join our Accelerate Program.

Dr. Carsten Hallwass, our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser says:
"Going through our Accelerate Program will take determination, commitment, and flexibility from our clients. You will need to be ready to move relatively quickly, when all conditions are met.

If you commit fully to this program you can count on us giving you our full support and being fully committed to your success in return!"

What happens if you do not fulfil the visa requirements under this policy?
Our Fusion Service will work for you at all times. It will boost your chances of migrating to New Zealand by empowering you to find a job and obtaining the necessary visas for you and your family. Ask us how you can start your immigration process through this program.

Our Accelerate Program

There are four guiding elements to our Accelerate Program:


Immigration Strategy

To start, we will determine whether you meet criteria for our Accelerate Program, considering your plans for New Zealand and your personal and professional background.

Both our Visa and Job Search Specialists will check if you have good potential in these areas. Your eligibility will be assessed very carefully to ensure that you are likely to meet all requirements before any first formal steps are undertaken. If both teams think you will be successful in this route, you will be invited to the Accelerate Program.

This immigration strategy will form the foundation for your entire immigration process. It will be your guideline for the coming months and we will refer back to it throughout the process to ensure that you will stay on track with making the desired progress towards your goal of obtaining the right visa and becoming a Resident in New Zealand.


1. Job Search Program

Our team of Job Search Professionals will work with you on maximising your potential on the New Zealand employment market and expertly assist you with finding a job that matches your skills and expertise.

This involves:

  • Developing an effective New Zealand-style curriculum vitae (CV)/resume that will make you stand out on the competitive New Zealand employment market

  • First one-on-one targeted coaching session: with your Job Search Specialist
  • Second one-on-one targeted coaching session: individualised session with our Career Coach on networking in New Zealand and accessing the Hidden Job Market
  • Third one-on-one targeted coaching session: with your Job Search Specialist. You will partner in constructing a comprehensive action plan for your continued job search in New Zealand
  • Review and development of your LinkedIn profile
  • Access to job search related resources
  • Access to interactive LinkedIn group
  • Liaising with Immigration Adviser to ensure jobs meet visa requirements

2. Interactive Webinars

Join our panel of Job Search Professionals, as they discuss core topics on how to successfully job hunt in New Zealand.

Our Job Search webinars are an important component of our Job Search Program, and reserved exclusively for our clients. You will have a chance to ask our panel of Job Search Professionals your job search related questions, which often leads to a full blown panel discussion, with them exchanging their views on the subject.

Our webinars are constantly evolving, taking into account developments and changes in the job market. Clients can attend these webinars as many times as they wish.

Current Webinar Topics:

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Introduction to NZ Job Search

An introductory webinar to provide an overview of the New Zealand Job Market.

Understanding the NZ Workplace

Understanding New Zealand workplace culture and communication.
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Targeted Skills Focused CV's

Tips on targeting your NZ styled CV and how to write skills statements
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NZ Styled Cover Letters

How to target a cover letter for the position and organisation.
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Networking for NZ Job Search

Understanding how to network and successfully navigate the NZ ‘hidden job market’.
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Interviews in New Zealand

Understanding New Zealand interviews - tips and skills.

Job Search Resilience

Building resilience to help maintain your motivation

Your Employment Rights

An introduction to your minimum Employment Rights once you start work in NZ

Open Forum

An open panel forum and discussion, with live Q+A's.

3. Activate Program

Escalate your job hunt: Ongoing active job search support by our personal Job Search Coach.

Our Activate process typically involves:

Your Job Search Coach working with you on identifying potential job openings and on intensifying any contacts you might already have made in New Zealand.

Following this, our Activate program consists of six weeks of Active Job Search Coaching. This is one-on-one, targeted and fully individualised coaching, where possible face-to-face.

Continuous feedback and guidance to empower and support you as you navigate the job market and fine-tune your job hunt, including interview training and preparation.

Liaising and working closely with your Licensed Immigration Adviser, as appropriate.

Ongoing professional support and encouragement throughout your entire job hunt journey will empower you to reach your goal: Your job in New Zealand.

Changes under Accelerate:

The process under our Accelerate Program is a little different than under normal circumstances; it brings what is normally the final phase of our Job Search forward.

This means that in cases, it is much more individualised and focused on finding the right job, quickly, so your unique process may not fully match our usual process.


Border Exemption Application

Once your job offer is attained, your Licensed Immigration Adviser will process your Expression of interest, Invitation to Apply and Visitor Visa (with working conditions). Once complete, this visa will allow you to work in New Zealand for 6-12 months.

You may also include a partner and children in this stage , however only the Principle Applicant will be able to work, the partner of the Principle applicant will only be able to work once the work visas are approved.


Work Visa Submission and Processing:

You can choose to continue on with a Work Visa Application if you would like to secure your job and position in New Zealand.

You may also include your partner and children’s visas, and once the visa is approved your partner will be able to work in New Zealand as well.

Throughout the entire verification process your Licensed Immigration Adviser will liaise with Immigration New Zealand and other authorities involved, take care of any queries that will most certainly come back to you from Immigration New Zealand, and follow through to completion.


Residence Submission and Processing:

You can choose to proceed to a Residence Visa Application. Your Licensed Immigration Adviser will complete your residence application, ensure that all formalities are observed, and submit your application to Immigration New Zealand for you and all family members included.

Your Licensed Immigration Adviser will liaise with Immigration New Zealand on your behalf and take care of any queries and correspondence for you.  

On approval of your application, your residence visa is granted!

Meet the Team:

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers and Job Search Professionals are highly qualified and experienced.

Our Fusion Service:

From our experience, having a Licensed Immigration Adviser by your side during your job hunt in New Zealand will significantly improve your chances of securing a job offer.

Using our Fusion Service, our Job Search Professionals will liaise with our Licensed Immigration Advisers throughout your job search process.

This will ensure that your job search is aligned with visa requirements and you will only apply for jobs that have the potential to give you points for your Expression of Interest or fulfil work visa requirements.

Having a Licensed Immigration Adviser by your side will give your potential New Zealand employer the reassurance that your visa process will run smoothly, lowering their uncertainty, hesitance and barriers to the job offer.

Find out more about our Fusion Service

Why choose us?

Our quality of our service is completely unique in New Zealand, we aren't just giving premade guides and CV templates. To really succeed in the small, mostly hidden, and heavily network based job market, you need dedicated experts on the ground in New Zealand.

We have our finger on the pulse of New Zealand's immigration laws and on the New Zealand job market and our communication channels are open - connecting you with all relevant authorities and the job market in New Zealand.

While we cannot guarantee 100% success, what we can provide is our performance guarantee: we have successful experience in getting critical workers into the country, and you will only be invited to the program if both our job search and visa teams believe you have a strong potential to be successful.

What our clients have said:

Our valued, highly rated feedback speaks for itself

NZIC was a great help in getting my family and I to New Zealand. Anna was worth her weight in gold, she was fantastic at helping me format my CV and search for jobs that suited my skill set. In the end, I got a great job in a great city. Carsten and his team were very thorough and helpful when it 2020 came time to apply for and get our visas. Because of that, once we submitted our paperwork immigration had everything they needed from us and did not have to come back for more information. They are now helping us with our resident visas, and I’m certain that the process will be the same. I’d recommend them highly.

“NZIC shows commitment and provide professional immigration service.
At first, Maj kindly explained the whole process and what to expect. I was coached and introduced to New Zealand job market by their Job Search team, and getting assistance until I got a job in the country. The Visa team would also follow me up on my pending documents, so I never felt left out. Truly recommended for those seeking out an option to live in New Zealand. Big thanks from me and my whole family for things NZIC did for us..!”

"NZIC was the only company in New Zealand that we could find with a comprehensive Job Search service!"

"Thank you for your help on that journey! My job hunting has really been improved thanks to NZIC! Anna was always by my side, giving me advice, working on my CV and Cover Letter and even correcting my English! And then, thanks to Carsten, my application for my work visa has been accepted within only 3 days!"

"Dear Carsten, Katrina and all of our friends at NZIC- We can still hardly believe this wonderful event of our residency visas having come through! Thank you so much for all of your guidance, support and encouragement throughout the process; without you, we would have been adrift. J and I are over the moon.
We cracked open a bottle of local NZ sparkling wine last night to celebrate. Thank you for standing by us through this uncertain journey. It has made the world of difference to us having you there."
K.T South Africa October, 2020

How can you start your immigration to New Zealand?

We stand by our word to provide the best level of support you can get for your move to New Zealand, and as we know how important this decision is for you, we want to give you a solid base for your decision making process.

Free Assessment

No matter which visa type might be right for you, to get started fill in the Free Assessment form and let us know your plans for New Zealand.
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will carefully assess the information you have provided and will give you their honest and upfront opinion on whether you might qualify for a visa.

Free Immigration and Job Hunt Webinar

If we assess your chances as realistically good, we will invite you to our popular free Immigration Webinar, where you will learn everything you need to know about your visa and job hunt to make an informed decision about your next step on your way to living in New Zealand.

No Strings 

The decision of migrating to a new country is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life and we want you to be fully informed at all times during your decision making process.
To prove to you that we actually mean this, we are happy to provide all necessary information for your decision making process to you for free, starting with our Free Assessment.

Ready to get started?

Base your move on solid grounds: Ask us for a Free Assessment first!