Accredited Employer Work Visa
The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is the most common work visa people apply for when entering NZ to work. To apply for an AEWV, an applicant must hold a job offer from a New Zealand employer who is accredited by Immigration New Zealand. Whether it be “renewing” your current work visa or applying for a new work visa, we are here to assist you.
If you want to study at a tertiary level for more than 3 months in New Zealand you will need a student visa. This visa category also relates to children of migrants on temporary visas that wish to attend primary and secondary school in New Zealand.
A visitor visa allows entry to New Zealand for a limited period of time, without the right to study*, work, or reside in New Zealand. *excluding courses of up to 3 months in one calendar year. A visitor visa will always have an expiry date. It is the traveller’s responsibility to comply with any conditions (even if the visa has been issued electronically, rather than in the passport) and to leave by the expiry date (or obtain an extension). Because it is the most temporary of visas, a visitor visa is often associated with few conditions if the traveller is from “low risk” counties, although travellers from “high risk” regions may find themselves required to apply in advance and meet rigorous standards.
Family (partnership) based Work Visa
If your partner is a NZ Citizen or Resident, or holds a valid temporary work visa, you could qualify for a work visa based on your relationship. They may be eligible to support you for a partnership based work visa. A partnership based work visa will allow you to live and work for any employer within New Zealand. If you live with your partner we can provide assistance and representation as to the documents and evidence you will require for a successful and straightforward partnership application.
Post Study Work Visa
If you have completed a New Zealand qualification and wish to continue to live and work temporarily in New Zealand you may be eligible for a work visa. The length of a post-study work visa can vary depending on the New Zealand qualification you have completed. A work visa may be granted for between 1 - 3 years.
Skilled Migrant Category
The "Skilled Migrant Category" (SMC) is a pathway to residence for people holding skilled job offers from New Zealand employers. It does this by awarding "points" to education, work experience, job offers, and the personal attributes of the applicant. This "SMC" or "Points System" is the most often used pathway to residence. The Skilled Migrant Category is being reviewed by the government and changes are expected around mid-2023, however it is open now under current settings so if you think you may qualify, get in touch now to complete a full eligibility assessment.
Green List & Highly Paid Category
From September 2022 people holding job offers in a small number of occupations may apply for residence. Some occupations are a direct pathway to residence while others require a period of two years or longer before applying. To see if you qualify, get in touch now!
Family (partnership) based Residency Visa
Non-New Zealanders can gain residence in New Zealand on the basis of their relationship with a partner who is a New Zealand Citizen or Resident. But what seems like a simple and obvious policy is not always straightforward. The government expects a couple will be able to document a relationship to a high standard before residence is approved. Proving a genuine relationship to the satisfaction of an immigration officer is complex. To qualify for this category you must have lived together for more than 12 months.
Permanent Resident Visa
Have you held a New Zealand Resident visa for 2 years? If so, you may be eligible for New Zealand Permanent Residency. A Permanent Resident visa allows you to be free of any restrictions on leaving and re-entering New Zealand.
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