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!
Once you are accredited Immigration New Zealand will ask you to advertise and get a job check to ensure that there are no suitable New Zealanders you could hire and train before you offer the role to someone from overseas.
The purpose of the job check is to ensure there are no New Zealanders available to do a job. This aims to support local employment opportunities, and ensure employers are offering attractive wages to New Zealanders, before they look to recruit migrants.
The job check will also help ensure migrants recruited into New Zealand on an AEWV are mostly filling higher-skilled roles.
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 three offices (Johannesburg, Ballito or Auckland, NZ)