Become an Accredited
Employer - New Zealand
You can get accreditation to use the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) to hire migrants on visas for up to 3 years. Ask us how you can get started!
Getting Accredited in New Zealand
Welcome to the New Zealand Employer Accreditation process! Once accredited, Immigration New Zealand will request you to advertise and undergo a job check to confirm that there are no suitable New Zealanders available for the role before considering hiring someone from overseas.
The primary goal of the job check is to ascertain the unavailability of New Zealand candidates for the position. This practice is geared towards fostering local employment opportunities, emphasizing that employers extend competitive wages to New Zealanders before exploring recruitment options for migrants.
Additionally, the job check plays a crucial role in ensuring that migrants brought into New Zealand on an AEWV predominantly fill higher-skilled positions. By aligning with these standards, employers contribute to a skilled and diverse workforce while supporting local talent and adhering to the principles of responsible recruitment. Explore the pathway to accreditation and make informed decisions as you navigate the landscape of migrant employment, hiring, and work visas.
You can Apply for 1 of 4 Different levels of Accreditation
Your initial accreditation lasts for 12 months before you need to renew it.
Once you renew it will last for:
- 24 months for standard businesses, as long as it has not lapsed for 12 or more months
- 12 months for franchisees and employers placing migrants with controlling third parties.
When you renew we may ask for evidence you have completed activities you committed to do during the previous accreditation period.
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Eager to start the process but unsure of where to start? We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you might have. Contact any one of our offices (Johannesburg or Auckland, NZ)