If you want to work during your stay in New Zealand, you will have to obtain a work visa.
The Family stream enables partners of visa holders to undertake temporary employment in New Zealand:
The International and Humanitarian stream consists of:
The special work stream consists of:
The horticulture and viticulture seasonal work instructions facilitate the entry of seasonal workers to support the horticulture and viticulture industries
The foreign crew of fishing vessels instructions provide for the grant of work visas to foreign crew employed on fishing vessels in New Zealand’s fisheries waters
The religious worker instructions enable the entry of workers to undertake genuine religious work in New Zealand, providing New Zealand communities with the opportunity to practice, maintain and advance their religious beliefs.
Unless specifically stated otherwise all applicants for work visas must:
In their work visa application they must produce evidence to show that:
All employers wishing to employ non-New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holders have a duty to only employ people who are entitled to work in New Zealand.
This duty includes employing people only in accordance with the employment-related conditions of their visas, if such conditions are imposed (such as a specific employer, a specific position, or remuneration above the threshold required for the holder’s Essential Skills skill-band).
All offers of employment must be genuine and sustainable.
An employer who supports a visa application, provides an offer of employment in support of a visa application, or applies for employer status must have a history of compliance with employment law.
Let us know if you are an employer, wishing to employ a migrant. We can help you with all formalities required with this process.
Read more: New Zealand employers who want to employ migrants will need to become accredited with Immigration New Zealand.
We invite all New Zealand employers to attend our webinar on Employer Accreditation Policy Changes, held by our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass. Register your interest in attending.
If you are thinking of migrating to New Zealand and interested in finding employment, take a look at the work visa options and let us know which policy might suit your plans.
To get in touch, just complete our Free Assessment form and tell us more about your plans for New Zealand.
Our Licensed Immigration Advisers will assess your personal and professional background and let you know their professional opinion on the right visa type for you.