On 1 November 2021, the Accredited Employer Work Visa will be introduced, replacing 6 temporary work visas with one.

The new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) application process will be employer led. Before hiring a migrant on the AEWV employers will need to comply with a set of conditions.

The migrant will need to meet the skills and experience stipulated as part of the job check.

The AEWV replaces these 6 work visas:

  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa — approved in principle
  • Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
  • Silver Fern Job Search Visa (closed 7 October 2019)
  • Silver Fern Practical Experience Visa.

When to apply for accreditation

Employers will be able to apply for accreditation from late September, ahead of the 1 November 2021 introduction date.

Employers accredited under the current system will need to apply and meet the policy requirements of the new accreditation system.

For more detailed information go to Employer Accreditation.

Immigration New Zealand
July 12, 2021