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

  • Work in New Zealand for the accredited employerwho offers you work.
  • Apply for residence after 2 years of working for an accredited employer.

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 registration

Source: 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
  • Completed, signed application form
  • Appropriate application fee and levies
  • Two passport-sized colour photographs
  • Passport or travel document
  • Medical
  • Police certificates
  • Evidence of qualifications relevant to the job offer.
  • Evidence of work experience relevant to the job offer.
  • Evidence they have met or are able to meet any necessary
  • New Zealand registration requirements
  • A job offer and a job description, including: name and contact details of person offering Employment, correct legal name of the employer (legal name of the organisation), your name (as specified in your passport), your address, job title, location of employment, type of work, duties and responsibilities of the position, pay and conditions, how many hours you will work each week and other necessary information.
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.

Introducing new accreditation and single work visa

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