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Work Visa

Accredited Employer | Partnership-based | Post-Study


Work means any activity undertaken for gain or reward BUT has some exclusions. 
('Gain or reward' includes any payment or benefit that can be valued in terms of money, such as board and lodging, goods (e.g. food or clothing) and services (e.g. transport))


Starting 04 July 2022


Employer led 3-check system:

1 Employer Check

2 Migrant Check

3 Job Check

Employers must to be accredited to hire a migrant worker under this new work visa

(some exceptions may apply)

Employers can apply for their accreditation from 9 May 2022

Standard Accreditation up to 5 migrant workers on AEWV

Higher Accreditation for 6 or more migrant workers on AEWV


Migrants will undergo usual check eg Health, Character, Bonafide, experience & qualified

Job offer must be genuine, sustainable and offered at market rate

The immigration process for a Work Visa is time consuming, complex and costly.  I can help you take the hassle out of working it out for yourself to save you time and money.  

  • Do you have good Health?

  • Are you of good Character?

  • Are you in skilled employment that pays Market Rate and is guaranteed 30 hours per week?

  • Do you have the right qualification and experience?

  • Has your employer made a genuine attempt to recruit or train a New Zealand worker without success?

If you answered yes to all of the above you maybe ready to start the process for a work visa application.


This work visa is for migrants living in a genuine and stable relationship to a NZ citizen or resident.  

This is not always as straight forward as it may seem.  Immigration New Zealand will require significant and verifiable documentation to prove all relationships under this category. 


To increase your chances of success and reduce unnecessary delays - it is important to be prepared, contact me today for an initial consultation

This work visa is for migrants who have completed a higher-level qualification.


Work visa maybe granted for 3 years. 

A job offer is not required to apply for this work visa.

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