If you have unique skills that are not common in New Zealand’s entertainment industry, you might be able to come to New Zealand to work on a specific film, video or production. You must be doing this through the assistance of an eligible New Zealand employer. This visa will allow you to stay temporality, but If you need more time to complete your job projects, you can apply for another visa as long as you still meet all the requirements.
With this visa you can
This visa is for people who have extraordinary skills in the entertainment area and prefer to work in New Zealand with a valid job offer.Source: New Zealand Immigration
Step 1 – You get an offer of work in the entertainment industry
You will need a valid job offer from a production company, promoter, producer or other entertainment group.
Step 2 – You and your employer complete the visa application process
When you lodge your application online, you will need to select ‘Specific Purpose or Event’ when asked what kind of visa application you are proceeding for.
You can then complete your application and upload your supporting documents.
You must get your production company, promoter or producer to complete the ‘Supplementary Form’ part of the ‘Performing Artists, Entertainers and Entertainment Industry Personnel Work Visa Application’ form. A completed ‘Supplementary Form’ must be uploaded with your application.
Step 3 – Assessment with the entertainment industry organisation
Before the Immigration of New Zealand makes a decision about your application, they will ask the New Zealand entertainment industry organisation about your position and if they are prepared to support your application to work in New Zealand.
Step 4 – You get a decision on your applicationSource: New Zealand Immigration
Application Fee for Entertainment Work Visa is NZD $530
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. NZ Immigration does not refund application costs if they decline your Entertainment Work Visa application. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included within the cost. Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35 is charged and is included within the cost.Source: New Zealand Immigration
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