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New Zealand Work Visa
Essential Skills Work visa:
If you’ve been offered a full-time job, and you have the necessary qualifications and experience to work in that job, you can apply for a temporary visa to work in New Zealand.
Your employer must have checked if any New Zealanders were available to do the work, before offering you the job. This means they need to have advertised the position on paid, public platforms and taken extensive recruitment measures to ensure no New Zealand citizens or resident visa holders are available to fill the role.
If you’re granted this visa, you may be able to support visa applications for your partner and dependent children of you will be earning the required remuneration package. Your remuneration package and skill level of the occupation will determine the length of your visa – 3 or 5 years.
Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa
This visa is for people who are looking for a pathway to live in New Zealand and who have a skill that’s needed by a New Zealand accredited employer. If an accredited employer offers you full-time work and your remuneration meets the visa requirements ($79560 per annum which is $38.25 per hour), you’ll be able to get a visa to work in New Zealand.
If you continue to work for that employer for 2 years and maintain the required remuneration, you’ll be able to apply to live in New Zealand indefinitely.
Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
This visa offers a pathway to New Zealand residence. If you have an offer of employment in an occupation on New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List and you have the specified work experience, qualifications and occupational registration as indicated in the list, you may be eligible to apply for this work visa.
You will be required to take steps in advance, before applying for the visa, to show evidence that you meet the criteria indicated on the list, exactly as it is stipulated by INZ.
If you continue working in that occupation in New Zealand for 2 years, you can apply for residence.
Partner of a Worker Work Visa
This visa will allow you to work in New Zealand while your partner’s in New Zealand on a work visa. Partners are required to prove to Immigration New Zealand that you have lived together, in a genuine and stable relationship for 12 months or more.
Your visa will be valid for the same period as your partner’s work visa.
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