Individuals who perform domestic work for overseas diplomatic, consular or official staff, can apply for a temporary visa to work for their employer in New Zealand while their employer has a placement here. To apply for this visa, you must be at least 18 years old or over and have your employer’s and New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s backing for your temporary domestic work visa submission. If you get the visa approval, you will be required to start working for your employer in a domestic role, like as a nanny, cook, driver, gardener or other. This visa will allow you to stay and work in New Zealand for the same duration of time as your employer’s New Zealand placement.
With this visa you can
This visa is for a domestic staff of a diplomat whose job posting is in New Zealand.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Genuine intentions: You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa
Age: You must be 18 or over
New Zealand employer guarantee: Your employer must sign a statement of undertaking
Employment conditions: You must sign a declaration of acceptance
MFAT approval: New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) must not object to your work visaSource: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1 – You apply for a work visa
You will require to complete a ‘Work Visa Application’ and send it to Immigration New Zealand together with your application fee, immigration levy and supporting documents, including your:
Step 2 – Decision about your application
If you need to submit anything, Immigration New Zealand will be in touch.
If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is granted, Immigration NZ will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand legally.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application cost: NZD$ 332
This is the government application charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand will not refund application costs if your visa is rejected. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Please note the following points: