How can you become an Accredited Employer?

If you want to employ migrants or are currently employing migrants, it is important that you stay up to date with the now constantly changing visa requirements.

You will have to become an accredited employer.

Why is it important for you as employer to apply for your accreditation?

The bottom line is:

  1. New Zealand employers who want to employ migrants will need to become accredited with Immigration New Zealand.
  2. New Zealand employers will have to submit a job check
  3. Migrants who want to take up employment with an accredited employer will have to apply for the new Accredited Employer Work Visa.

Both, the New Zealand employer and the migrant will have to coordinate the recruitment and visa application process.

Key AEWV implementation dates:

The introduction of the AEWV, previously scheduled for 1 November 2021, has been deferred to mid 2022.

  • 23 May 2022: Employers can apply for accreditation
  • 20 June 2022: Accredited employers can submit a job check
  • 4 July 2022: Migrants can apply for an Accredited Employer Work Visa, where the employer is accredited and a job check has been completed.

Employer Webinar on Accreditation Policy

We invite all New Zealand employers to attend our webinar on Employer Accreditation -specifically tailored to inform employers about the implications of these changes.

Our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass will explain the process of applying for your employer accreditation and all further steps involved for New Zealand employers wanting to employ migrants - whether the migrant is already in New Zealand or still offshore.

Make sure that you will be able to fill the skills gap in your business and are well prepared to employ skilled migrants when you need them.

Our next 2022 Employer Webinar will be on Thursday 26 May at 12 noon.

To register your interest, simply email us and mention the name of this specific webinar: "Employer Webinar on Accreditation Policy".

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar!

No worries if you are unable to attend the webinar. Just email us to let us know you are interested in getting ready for your accreditation and we will be able to assist you.

Are you a New Zealand employer looking to fill a role in your business?

We invite all New Zealand businesses, employers and recruiters to list their roles with us.

Your job listing in our NZIC Job Pool will be absolutely free.

Simply email us the details of the role you wish to fill:

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