Immigration New Zealand have introduced the ability to apply for a variation of conditions (VOC), known as a  Job Change, for Accredited Employer Work Visas (AEWVs).

You can apply for a Job Change to change your employer, job, location or a combination of these. Your employer will need to be accredited and have a valid job check approval for the new job.

If you want to change to a job paid below the median wage, it must be exempt from paying the median wage. Your current visa must also be valid for no longer than the maximum visa length allowed for roles paid below the median wage. You must apply for a new AEWV if your current visa is valid for longer than the time allowed.

List of roles exempt from the median wage. 

The current median wage is used to assess Job Change applications. This is NZD $27.76 until 27th February 2023. From 27th February 2023 it will be increasing to NZD $29.66.

If you want to apply to change your employer, job or location, get in touch. 

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