If you are looking for a pathway to live in New Zealand and work under an accredited employer then this visa might be for you. This visa is for individuals who want to live in New Zealand and who have the required skills that are needed by a New Zealand accredited employer. You must have received a valid full-time job offer from an accredited employer. If you can manage to work under an an accredited employer for at least two years, you may become eligible to live in New Zealand permanently.
With this visa you can
This visa is for people who have required skills that are needed by an accredited employer in New Zealand.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Age: You must be 55 or under
Qualification: You must have qualification that supports your employment in New Zealand
New Zealand job offer: You must have a job offer
Work Experience: You must demonstrate that you have full time work experience
Occupational registration: You may need New Zealand registrationSource: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1 – Gather your documents
Prepare and gather all your documentation you need for this visa.
Step 2 – Submit your application
Complete the paper application form and send it to Immigration New Zea;and with your application fee, immigration levy, and the documents listed in the checklist on the form.
Step 3 – Wait for a visa decision
If there is anything else you need to do, we will be in touch.
Step 4 – You can apply for a resident visa
Once you have held your Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa for 24 months you can apply for residence under the Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application cost NZD$426
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. We do not refund application costs if we decline your application.
A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Things to note
This visa will be closing to new applications on 31 October 2021. It will be replaced by the Accredited Employer Work Visa from mid-2022.
You can’t include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.Source: Immigration New Zealand