Whether you want to apply for the popular SMC Resident Visa or Essential Skills Work Visa, a New Zealand job offer will be the crucial requirement for your visa application.
You cannot obtain a visa unless you have a job, but on the other side you will also find it very difficult to get a job as long as you do not have your visa yet.
Online job portals will likely filter out your application without a work visa, and you will come across job listings stating "only applicants who hold a visa that allows them to work in New Zealand may apply."
Employers are not permitted to employ anybody who does not have the legal right to work in New Zealand. The prospect of offering a job to a migrant is daunting and the visa application process highly bureaucratic.
This is made more difficult because of the heavily network-based job market that exists in New Zealand, where only 1 in 4 jobs are ever advertised.
No visa without a job, and no job without a visa. You are caught in the well known Catch 22 dilemma.
Our Immigration Advisers are highly qualified and licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority, IAA.
At NZIC we have more than 25 years of experience with providing immigration assistance to New Zealand.
We focus exclusively on immigration to New Zealand.
We are based in New Zealand and 100% NZ owned.
We have a success rate of close to 100% for our visa applications.
We are determined to support your move to New Zealand all the way and follow through to completion.
We are upfront and personal. You will know exactly where you stand - No strings attached.
Most of us have migrated to New Zealand ourselves and therefore know exactly what you are going through.
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
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.
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.
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.