Work Visa Requirements (Essential Skills)
If you want to work in New Zealand, you will need a work visa.
In your visa application you have to prove to Immigration New Zealand that all of the following requirements are met:
Skills and Experience
You have the necessary skills and experience to work in the position offered to you.
If professional registration is required for you to work in your profession in New Zealand.
Labour Market Test
Your employer must demonstrate that no New Zealander can be found to do the job, before offering it to you.
NZ Job Offer
You have a job offer for full-time employment from a New Zealand employer.
If any of these requirements are not fulfilled, your work visa application will be declined by Immigration New Zealand.
For you this means that you cannot even lodge your work visa application, unless you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer.
Your visa application would be rejected by Immigration New Zealand, before a visa officer would even assess your qualifications.