What is an accredited employer work visa

New Zealand is a land of opportunity and it's easy to see why many people are considering New Zealand to progress their job and career opportunities. With a plethora of job opportunities and great lifestyle options for anyone who chooses to live there, New Zealand has quickly become a popular destination for many skilled British workers - and you could be next. If you are considering working in New Zealand, then you will need to apply for an appropriate work visa. Providing you meet the eligibility requirements you could be on your way to a move Down Under sooner than you think.

Any New Zealand employer wanting to employ a candidate from overseas on an Accredited Employer Work Visa must first become fully accredited with Immigration New Zealand. Once accredited, the employer must carry out a Job Check to advertise the vacancy nationally to New Zealand based residents. Only then, if failing to find a suitable candidate may they offer the job to someone based overseas. However, with the current skill shortages, in many cases there aren’t the skills readily available in New Zealand and Immigration will approve the Job Check and issue a Job Token to the candidate being offered a job. After a period of employment, you may become eligible to apply for permanent residence.

To apply for a New Zealand Accredited Employer Work Visa

Meet the following criteria

  • Age

    There is no age restriction for the accredited employer work visa (aewv)
  • Skills

    Your chances of a successful working visa application are helped greatly if you are able to prove that you have the skills that fit with the job offered to you and that your skills are in demand in nz
  • Job Offer

    You will require a job offer in new zealand before you can apply for the work visa
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