Changes to Accredited Employer Work Visas

From November 2023, the maximum duration of an Accredited Employer Work Visa will be extended from 3 years to 5 years After spending 5 years on an AEWV, you will need to spend 12 months outside of New Zealand, unless you are on a pathway to residence or have a residence application pending. Existing AEWV […]

New Accredited Employer Search Tool

Immigration New Zealand have launched a new Accredited Employer search tool. This makes it easier to see which employers already have accreditation in New Zealand. You can access the new Accredited Employer search tool here. This tool is particularly useful for the partners of work visa holders, who are granted a work visa with the […]

New border exemption for skilled workers

Skilled worker border exemption As part of the easing of border restrictions, skilled workers who are offshore and have a job offer in New Zealand to earn at least 1.5 times the median wage (NZD $84,240 a year or NZD $40.50 an hour) for a role longer than 6 months, may now seek a border […]

New median wage threshold for Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Visas

From 19th July 2021 Immigration will be using an updated median wage of NZD $27.00 per hour to assess Essential Skills and Skilled Migrant Visa applications (previously NZD $25.50 per hour). What does this mean for me? Essential Skills Work Visas To be granted a 3-year visa you will need to have a job or […]

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