From 19th July 2021, the maximum duration of Essential Skills visas for jobs paid below the median wage ($27 per hour), will increase from 12 months to 24 months. The maximum duration of Essential Skills visas for jobs paid above the median wage will remain at three years.

In addition, the New Zealand Government have announced a simplified process for renewals. This includes:

The streamlined criteria applies if an applicant is remaining in their current, full-time employment and they hold one of the following visas:

Find out more on Beehive.govt.nz

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