TEMPORARY WORK VISAS

Individuals with the sought-after skills required to improve New Zealand’s economy and workforce are in high demand. Workers seeking a visa in New Zealand, can sign up to our visa services. Get certainty on your immigration route to New Zealand.

Work Visas Explained

ACCREDITED EMPLOYER WORK VISA

This is the work visa that will replace 6 work visa categories on the 4 July 2022. Employers must be accredited to support skilled workers on an AEWV.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS WORK VISA

This is a work visa that entitles skilled workers to work temporarily in New Zealand for up to 3 years. This category will be closing on the 3 July 2022, however anyone that is still on an Essential Skills Work Visa can remain on it during its validity.

WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA

This category of work visa closed on the 31 October 2021 to new applicants. Holders of WTR may remain on this visa and have a pathway to residence after 2 years.

OPEN WORK VISAS

There are other categories of work visas available, such as the Post Study Work Visa or Partnership-based Work Visa. These are work visas with open work rights.