General Work Visa
A valid work visa is required to allow the holder to work legally for an employer in New Zealand. This takes the form of an endorsement in your passport and will state both the expiry date and conditions of the New Zealand work visa. These conditions may also state the employer’s name and location, the type of work allowed to be undertaken and any other terms relevant to the issue of the permit by the immigration authorities.
All applicants need to meet a number of requirements for a work visa. Some of them being, you must:
- Be in good health and of good character.
- Have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the date you are to leave New Zealand.
- Be genuine in wanting to work in New Zealand.
- Have the right visa for your visit.
- You must meet the requirements of the category under which you are applying for a temporary work visa.
NZ TEMPORARY WORK VISA IF:
- There is a job offer from a New Zealand employer.
- There is a specific purpose or event for which you need to come to New Zealand to work.
- You are a student or trainee who wants to work here
- You want to join your partner here and work.
ESSENTIAL SKILLED CATEGORY:
The Skilled Migrant Category is the main path to residence in New Zealand. If you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer you may apply under the Essential Skills work category. Condition is employer will need to show the evidence that no locals (NZ citizens or residents) are available to do the job and that they have genuinely tried to find a New Zealand worker for that position. You must also be suitably qualified by training or experience to take up the position offered.
SKILLED MIGRANT CATEGORY:
Silver Fern Categories are for young, highly skilled people who have recognised qualifications and want to come to New Zealand to look for long-term, skilled employment.
Under this category you may be eligible to visit or work temporarily while joining your partner in NZ. Your partner should.
- Hold a New Zealand student visa
- Hold a New Zealand work visa
- If your partner holds a work visa for more than six months we may grant you a work visa for the same length of time your partner is allowed to work in New Zealand. You must show that you are in a genuine and stable relationship with your partner. Your partner must be eligible to support you, meet the character requirement and intend to be in New Zealand for the period you apply for in your application.
- Your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident