Employers - Visa and Immigration

Employers - Visa and Immigration

Find out how to select a visa and immigration procedures if you are either bringing workers to Zealand or employing migrants already in New Zealand.

New Zealand Immigration provides clear immigration/visa guidelines for employers who are either bringing workers to Zealand or employing migrants already in New Zealand: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/covid-19

As an employer you may also want to check if you are working on or delivering events, projects and programmes approved by the NZ Government for other critical workers (refer to below link).

Employers who need specific employees to work on these events, projects or programmes can ask for border exemptions for the employees based on them being ‘other critical workers’.

The Government is introducing a new temporary work visa called the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

The AEWV will be introduced on 1 November 2021 and will replace 6 of the existing temporary work visa categories (including Essential Skills Work Visa, Talent Work Visa and LTSSL Work visa).

A new employer-led system will be introduced, requiring to apply for accreditation under the new system.

Employers will be able to apply for accreditation from late September, ahead of the 1 November 2021 introduction date.

For clarity, Specific Purpose work visas are not affected.


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