Accredited Employer Work Visa

New Zealand

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New Zealand AEWV

With an Accredited Employer Work Visa, you can

  • Work in New Zealand for an accredited employer who has offered you at least 30 hours work a week.
  • Study for up to 3 months in any 12 month period, or do any study required as part of your employment.
  • In some cases, be eligible for a Straight to Residence Visa, or after 2 years in the role a Work to Residence, Highly Paid Residence Visa or Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa
  • Your visa will be valid for up to 3 years if you are paid at or above the New Zealand median wage of NZD $29.66 an hour, and for up to 2 years if you are paid below the median wage.
  • This visa ties you to the employer who offered you the visa application for the length of your visa ⁠— if your situation changes you will need to vary the conditions of your visa or apply for a new visa.
  • You may be able to support a work visa for your partner and visitor or student visas for your dependent children. You can only support your dependent child’s visitor or student visa if you earn at least NZD $43,322.76 each year. 

Greenlist & Highly Paid Skilled Residence Visas

There are general application requirements for the Straight to Residence, Work to Residence, Highly Paid Residence and Care Workforce Work to Residence Visas.

These are that on the date you apply for your residence visa:

  • you are aged 55 or younger
  • you, and if applicable your partner, and dependent children aged 16 or over, meet the English language requirements
  • you and your partner, and dependent children in your application meet health and character requirements for residence.

If you hold an Accredited Employer Work Visa or another type of work visa, you (and any family if applicable) still need to meet the health and character requirements for residence. These are different from the requirements for temporary work visas.

New Zealand Green List

  • Acoustic Engineer

  • Anaesthetist

  • Analyst Programmer

  • Cardiologist

  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon

  • Chemical Engineer

  • Chief Information Officer

  • Civil Engineer

  • Civil Engineering Technician

  • Clinical Haematologist

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Construction Project Manager

  • Dermatologist

  • Developer Programmer

  • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

  • Educational Psychologist

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Electrical Engineering Technician

  • Electronic Engineering Technician

  • Electronics Engineer

  • Emergency Medicine Specialist

  • Endocrinologist

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Environmental Research Scientist

  • Food Technologist

  • Gastroenterologist

  • General Practitioner

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • ICT Managers nec

  • ICT Project Manager

  • ICT Security Specialist

  • Industrial Engineer

  • Intensive Care Specialist

  • Materials Engineer

  • Mechanical Engineer

  • Mechatronics Engineer

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist

  • Medical Oncologist

  • Medical Practitioners nec

  • Midwife

  • Multimedia Specialist

  • Neurologist

  • Neurosurgeon

  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • Ophthalmologist

  • Organisational Psychologist

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Orthoptist

  • Other spatial scientist

  • Otorhinolaryngologist

  • Paediatric Surgeon

  • Paediatrician

  • Pathologist

  • Physicist (medical)

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

  • Product Design Engineer

  • Production or Plant Engineer

  • Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)

  • Psychiatrist

  • Psychologists nec

  • Psychotherapist

  • Quantity Surveyor

  • Radiation Oncologist

  • Registered Nurse (aged care)

  • Registered Nurse (child and family health)

  • Registered Nurse (community health)

  • Registered Nurse (critical care and emergency)

  • Registered Nurse (developmental disability)

  • Registered Nurse (disability and rehabilitation)

  • Registered Nurse (medical practice)

  • Registered Nurse (medical)

  • Registered Nurse (mental health)

  • Registered Nurse (paediatrics)

  • Registered Nurse (perioperative)

  • Registered Nurse (surgical)

  • Registered Nurses nec

  • Renal Medicine Specialist

  • Resident Medical Officer

  • Rheumatologist

  • Software and Applications Programmers nec

  • Software Engineer

  • Software Tester

  • Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

  • Specialist Physician nec

  • Structural Engineer

  • Surgeon (General)

  • Surveyor

  • Telecommunications Engineer

  • Telecommunications Network Engineer

  • Thoracic Medicine Specialist

  • Urologist

  • Vascular Surgeon

  • Veterinarian

  • Anaesthetic Technician

  • Audiologist

  • Automotive Electrician

  • Dairy Cattle Farmer (Dairy Cattle Farm Manager) including Dairy Farm Manager, Assistant Dairy Farm Manager and Dairy Herd Manager

  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)

  • Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher – registered

  • Electrician (general)

  • Medical diagnostic (Medical Imaging Technologist)

  • Medical Laboratory Technician

  • Medical Radiation Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Plumber (general)

  • Podiatrist

  • Secondary School Teacher

  • Sonographer

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van Zyl Family
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Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for everything you have done for our family. We are forever grateful for you and your team helping us make this such a smooth process. Thank you thank you thank you! We look forward to using your services for when we need to apply for permanent residency.
Leanne McDougall
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Absolutely brilliant.... if it wasn't for Network Migration team Andrew and Steven.. We would never be where we are, we weren't a straight forward application !!.. Thank you, Guys!! I recommend your services
M. Migos
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Andrew and the team at Network Migration are fantastic. They are extremely knowledgeable and honest and they find the best option for you based on your circumstances. They always get back to my emails no matter if I've asked the same question multiple times. After-Sales care is second to none. Even after making the move I can always rely on the team to answer any questions I have. They made my dream of moving abroad come true and I can't thank them enough. I highly recommend using Network Migration.
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Andrew and his team is exceptional in their work, they carried and coached us throughout the whole process, preparing us for what is to come and how to handle the process. I can only thank Network Migration in the way they treated us. All our worries, questions and concerns were dealt with in our time frames and with the utmost respect. I will refer Network Migration to anyone who is serious about emigrating. We utilized their service through word of mouth after potentially losing the opportunity to emigrate due to utilizing another company who was all but professional. Andrew and his team saved the day in our hour of need with their professional support, guidance and help with communication.
R. Eichorn
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Andrew and his staff gave me 5 star service with regards to getting me my visa to Australia I highly recommend them.
Kent Fisher
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Peter, thank you so much for seeing me on such short notice, I feel a lot better now knowing more information regarding our residency!
Vivien McAvoy
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Peter, thank you for what you do in making the immigration process a little less daunting.
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I would just like to commend the service and good advice we received from Steven today. He was very thorough and we have a much better idea of all the documents required. Thank you so much!
Wellington & Faith
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If it wasn't for you two I was not going to get this visa. Too many things were complex and your guidance was invaluable. THANK YOU so so much! You served me with grace and I appreciate that about you. You took so much pressure from NZ but did not lose your professionalism one bit. Andrew, your experience and guidance got us through. There were many instances you used that experience to give me the wisdom to move forward when I had almost given up and needed a brother figure.
Fox Family
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I want to say that there is so much stress, money spent and pressure to reach our goal, and that’s why we put our trust in the hands of Andrew and his team. Leandi was efficient and amazing to work with. We appreciated that they were "upfront" with us, dealing with all the paperwork, their quick email response times and phone calls when they knew we needed answers.
Avi Rabinowitz
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It wasn't until I started this process did I fully understand what I was getting myself into. Thank you Network Migration for your amazing support and efficiency in ensuring that I was up to speed each step of the way! I lived in a different city at the time and although our communication was purely online, I can proudly say that with your help, I was able to complete the process without any glitches and successfully obtained a visa within a very short space of time.
Elton Petersen
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Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort you guys put in to reach this point. Thank you for your patience and guidance, this would not be possible without you guys. I will recommend your company any time, day or place.
Tibi Beck
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Once again Network Migration show that you are the best migration company to deal with, I have been under immense stress waiting for my new work visa and you guys made it happen, thank you. I look forward to doing my residency with your company.
Kirsty Lovell
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My family and I have been working closely with Andrew and Nesreen over the past year to get our New Zealand visas. They have been an amazing team to work with and their service is beyond compare. They maintain a high level of professionalism, keep you updated every step of the way and are always willing to help. I can't thank them enough for all the hard work they have put in to make our dream a reality.
Conli, Francois & Lucy
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I just want to thank you for all your assistance and patience with us during the process, you have been a delight to work with and we will definitely recommend you to anyone we hear that is interested in following the same journey.
Leon & Cecille Coetzee
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Andrew and his team - and our managing case officer Steven Stols in particular - stuck the difficulties and challenges with which were presented during the whole process, out with us; and through it all, never once left us feeling unsure or as if anything was ever asking too much ... but instead confronted the relatable with us, until every last thing was sorted and finalized. My wife and I now proudly join the ranks of the literally thousands of other clients who have previously enlisted the services of Network Migration Services to successfully facilitate and manage the Emigration process on our behalf, and we are truly grateful for everything they had done for us, as people, and not just as clients with a file number.
Jonathon Damans
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Hi Leandi, Anastasia and Andrew, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything and for helping us successfully attain our visa's. You and your entire teams tireless efforts has not gone unnoticed, I already have given glowing references of The Network Team to interested parties who have inquired about how I went about applying and will continue to do so.
Colette Benjamin
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Andrew and Lana, A year ago today we (finally) boarded our flight from Jhb to Christchurch to start our new lives in New Zealand. Migrating is a stressful and emotional rolercoaster process and ours was compounded by the additional complications we experienced. Throughout our tears and frustrations, you were always professional and courteous and most importantly YOU GOT THE JOB DONE! With our Residency visas in our passports we can now breathe a sigh of relief and say THANK YOU for all you did for us.

Get in touch with us

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)

Working hours

Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:00 Hrs

Give us a call

Tel: +27 (0)11 463 7060

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