Do you wish to work in New Zealand temporarily or as a step or pathway towards securing residence visa and settle in New Zealand? Check out the different work visas available and contact us if you wish to work in New Zealand and apply for any of the following work visas:
Migrant workers with a job offer from an accredited employer with approved job check can apply for the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWC). The following is the application process for migrant workers to apply for Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV Visa):
Your qualifications and experience must match the details provided by the employer in Job Check application. If you have provided evidence of your qualifications and/or work references with a previous work visa application, you do not need to provide the same again. Similarly if you have a valid medical report or police certificate submitted with previous application, you do not need to provide it again
Accredited Employer Work Visa will be granted for the duration of your employment subject to a maximum of 3 years.
After your Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is granted:
This visa is for pioneering Investors and Entrepreneurs to create, support and incubate ventures that result in positive global impact. There are 400 places over a period of 4 years. This visa provides pathway to securing residence.
Global Impact work visa application is to be made in 2 stages:
Applicants for Global Impact Work Visa must:
Application fee for Global Impact Visa is NZ $635
The estimated processing time is 4 months.
Global Impact Work Visa is granted for 36 months.
Global Impact Work Visa provides pathway to residence. You can apply for residence after remaining on the Edmund Hillary Foundation for 30 months.
This is a points based visa granted for 3 years to establish and manage your business in New Zealand. After successfully managing your business for either six months or two years, you can apply for residence visa under Entrepreneur Resident Visa category. For details, visit Entrepreneur Visa page.
Effective from 7 September 2022, the requirements including duration for the grant of post-study work visa to international students completing acceptable qualifications after studying in New Zealand have changed. For details visit Post Study Work Visa page.
Partners and dependant children of:
Partners may qualify for open work visa and can work for any employer in any position. Dependent children may qualify for student visa or visitor visa depending on their age. Partners and dependent children visas are valid for the duration of their partner's work or student visa.
The following special work visas are available to citizens of respective countries:
Work visas are also available for the following categories of workers
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