Once you have found a job

Find out what the next steps are, once you have found an employer who is offering you a job.

At this advanced stage of the process, the challenge is to align a potential job offer with the work visa application process. 

From our experience the New Zealand employer will expect you to start working with them as soon as possible. It is therefore of great importance that the visa application process will run smoothly and without any delays. 

To facilitate this, our aim is to prepare your visa application to an advanced stage while you are still in your home country with easy access to the authorities issuing your documents. 

Under the guidance of our Licensed Immigration Advisers all necessary documents, including the relevant translations, will have been collated, and waiting to be submitted to Immigration New Zealand in perfect shape. This will ensure that no valuable time is lost once you have succeeded in securing a job offer. 

At the same time you will have worked with our Job Search Specialist and our Human Resources Expert to find a job that suits your skills and fulfils immigration requirements. Read more about our active job search support program

Now that you have found an employer who would like to employ you, Julia, our Licensed Immigration Adviser, will be working with both, you and your new employer on submitting the work visa application to Immigration New Zealand in the required format.

As part of that process Julia will support the employer with the formalities of the Labourmarket Test, where the employer has to prove that no New Zealander can be found to fill the position that has been offered to you, and advise them regarding any advertising that might be required in that context.

Last but not least Julia will liaise with Immigration New Zealand regarding any queries they will have regarding your professional or personal background, the verification of the offer of employment submitted with the visa application and the Labourmarket test. 


The end of your successful job search and visa application process might look like this:

This email exchange between our client Christopher from Germany, Julia, our Licensed Immigration Adviser and Ruth, the New Zealand employer, is a typical example for a successful ending to our job search and visa application work:

Our client:

Good evening Julia. This morning I phoned Ruth W. from X. Basically I have let her know that we are in a daily contact. I also told her that from my perspective all is in very good shape and I am confident we will receive an answer (to the work visa application) very soon.

She mentioned that she wants me to start next week. I have the feeling they are not willing to wait any longer. Ruth is very keen to know in which phase we are and how things are looking. Could you please give her a quick update on the current situation?

Thank you very much.
Kind regards

Our Licensed Immigration Adviser: 

Good morning Christopher. Sorry to have woken you this morning!!  As discussed,  your work visa has been approved - congratulations!  Attached is the confirmation we have received from Immigration New Zealand.  Please print this document and keep with your passport at all times.  

We wish you luck on your first day!
Kind regards
Julia Cooke, Licensed New Zealand Immigration Adviser


The employer: 

WOW, Totally awesome Christopher. So thrilled for you that you get to have your dream to come true and you get to work in NZ. And for us here at X, we are thrilled that you will be working for us now.

Thank you so much, Julia, for all you have done to achieve this great result.

Please thank Maj and the other members of the team who have all done their part in achieving a work permit for such a fine young man as Christopher is.

This is certainly a wonderful day!

Have a great one too and kindest regards

Ruth W. | Director


Our client:

Hello Julia and Ruth

Yeaahhh. A dream has come true and I am so happy at the moment.
I cannot wait to join the X. team. :-)

Thank you very much for your help and support in this interesting time.
I really appreciate all you have done for me.

Kind regards


Read more about working in New Zealand


Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide.

Read more about becoming a New Zealand resident through the Skilled Migrant Category:

  • How many points will you need to have a realistic chance?
  • Will you be able to claim points for your qualifications?
  • Will you be able to claim bonus points for your professional expertise?
  • Do you have to be registered in New Zealand?
  • Will you meet the English language requirements?

Ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers

If you want to find out more about obtaining the right visa for New Zealand, contact Julia Cooke, Licensed Immigration Adviser at NZIC.

Ask Julia for a Free Assessment