EMPLOYER ACCREDITATION


The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a new work visa combining existing 6 work visas and opens for application on 4 July 2022. Contact us if you are an employer wishing to employ a skilled migrant worker and apply for Employer Accreditation and Job Check or an employee wishing to Apply For Accredited Employer Work Visa.

HOW TO EMPLOY SKILLED MIGRANT WORKER

Under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), employing skilled migrant worker involves 3 steps as under:

  • Employer must be an Accredited Employer; and
  • Employer must complete Job Check for job offered; and
  • Employee then applies for the Accredited Employer Work Visa.

STEP 1 - EMPLOYER ACCREDITATION

Employer Accreditation required by you depends upon whether you are a:

  • Standard Employer (hiring up to 5 skilled migrant workers); or
  • High Volume Employer (hiring 6 or more skilled migrant workers); or
  • Franchisee (No limit on number of skilled migrant workers); or
  • Controlling third party placing migrants with third parties while being the direct employer (No limit on number of skilled migrant workers).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Employers must have a viable and genuine business, i.e.
    • Not made a loss in the last 2 years; or
    • Have positive cash flow in each of the last 6 months; or
    • Have capital or investments for your business to remain viable; or
    • Have a 2-year plan to ensure business remains viable.
  • Employers must have New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) and New Zealannd IRD Number;
  • Provide full name, passport number and date of birth of key people connected with the recruitment process;
  • Declare that the company, employer and those running the company are all compliant with Employment Law and Immgration Law;
  • Commit that everyone connected with the recruitment process will complete online Employment Modules on Employment Rights once within each accreditation period;
  • Commit to providing migrant workers information about working and living in New Zealand and community services in migrant's local area;
  • Commit to pay all recruitment related costs and notpass them on to the migrants.
  • Commit to allow the migrant worker time during paid work hours to complete the Employee Module within one month from start of employment

FEES & PROCESSING TIMES

Employer accreditation application fee depends upon the type of accreditation and are as under:

  • Standard Accreditation - NZ $740;
  • High Volume Accreditation - NZ $1,220;
  • Franchisee Application - NZ $1,980;.
  • Controlling Third Party - NZ $3,870

Standard & High Volume applications are expected to be processed within 10 working days from receipt of completed application by INZ.

VALIDITY

    Initial Standard and High Volume accreditation is valid for 12 months;
    Renewal of Standard and High Volume accreditation will be valid for 24 months
    Franchisee & Controlling Third Part Accreditations including renewals are valid for 12 months

STEP 2 - JOB CHECK

Accredited employers must then apply for Job Check with Immigration New Zealand and provide the following:

  • An acceptable Job Offer, i.e.the job
    • is for at least 30 hours a week; and
    • pays market rate; and
    • pays at least the median wage of NZ $27.76 unless the job is on the Exempt List
  • Job Description and the ANZSCO Code for the job being offered;
  • Evidence of Advertisement in a leading national website or suitable channel for at least 15 days unless:
    • the job pays at least twice the median wage (NZ $55.52 per hour, NZ $115,481.60 annually); or
    • the job is on the Green List
  • Draft of the proposed unsigned Employment Agreement

MULTIPLE ROLES

Employers can include multiple roles in a single Job Check provided:

  • the occupation, location, pay and minimum requirements for the job are the same; and
  • the jobs are covered by the same Agreements and same Advertisement (if advertisement is required)

FEES FOR JOB CHECK APPLICATION

Job Check application fee is NZ $610 and for reconsideration application (if declined) it is NZ $240.

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIME FOR JOB CHECK

Estimate processing time for Job Check application is 10 working days.

JOB TOKEN

Upon approval of Job Check, employers will be issued Job Token for each job. Job token is valid for one-time use only and is unique for each job and cannot be re-used. However if the migrant declines the job or work visa is declined, the employer can use the token for another migrant employment and need not re-apply for Job Check again.

JOB TOKEN VALIDITY

Job Tokens are valid earlier of 6 months or until the employer no longer has accreditation.

ACCREDITED EMPLOYER WORK VISA APPLICATION

The employee then applies for the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) quoting the Job Token number received from the employer, copy of the Employment Agreement and signed offer of employment. The employee's qualification and work experience must match the details provided by the employer in Job Check application

ESTIMATED PROCESSING TIME FOR THE AEWV APPLICATION

AEWV applications are estimated to be processed within 20 working days

CONTACT US

Contact us if you wish to apply for Employer Accreditation or Job Check or Accredited Employer Work Visa.

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