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How To Apply For New Zealand Work Visa?

Discussion in 'Visa and Passport' started by Naya, Nov 18, 2023.

  1. Naya

    Naya New Member

    How can I apply for a New Zealand work visa, and what are the key steps, requirements, and documentation needed in the application process?

  2. Karan

    Karan Member

    To apply for a New Zealand work visa, you need to follow these general steps. Keep in mind that specific requirements can vary based on the type of work visa you are applying for:

    1. Determine the Type of Visa:
      • Identify the specific New Zealand work visa category that suits your situation. There are various types, including Essential Skills Work Visa, Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa, and others.
    2. Check Eligibility:
      • Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the chosen work visa category. This may involve having a job offer from a New Zealand employer, meeting health and character requirements, and possessing the necessary skills and qualifications.
    3. Job Offer and Employment Agreement:
      • Obtain a job offer from a New Zealand employer. The employer may need to demonstrate that they have tried to recruit locally before offering you the job.
    4. Employer Accreditation (if required):
      • In some cases, your employer may need to be accredited by Immigration New Zealand. This is especially relevant for certain skill shortage categories.
    5. Prepare Documentation:
      • Gather all the required documentation, which typically includes your passport, job offer letter, employment agreement, proof of qualifications and work experience, and evidence of meeting health and character standards.
    6. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) (if required):
      • For some visa categories, you may need to submit an Expression of Interest to Immigration New Zealand. If your EOI is selected, you will be invited to apply for the visa.
    7. Complete the Application Form:
      • Fill out the appropriate visa application form, which can be found on the Immigration New Zealand website.
    8. Pay the Application Fee:
      • Pay the required application fee. The fee amount will depend on the type of visa you are applying for.
    9. Submit Application:
      • Submit your completed application along with all supporting documents to the appropriate immigration office.
    10. Wait for a Decision:
      • Once your application is submitted, wait for a decision from Immigration New Zealand. Processing times can vary, so it's advisable to apply well in advance.
    It's crucial to check the latest information on the official Immigration New Zealand website or consult with a licensed immigration advisor for the most accurate and up-to-date guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.