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Accredited Employer Work Visa: Updates, Instructions & Webinar

Accredited Employer Work Visa: Updates, Instructions & Webinar

There are 3 steps for hiring a migrant worker on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV):

  • Employer accreditation
  • Job check
  • Visa application

Important Dates

  • 23 May 2022 – Employers can start applying for accreditation
  • 20 June 2022 – Employers can start applying for a job check
  • 3 July 2022 – Last day to apply for the ESWV, from 4th it closes
  • 4 July 2022 – Applicants can start lodging AEWV visa applications

Once New Zealand employers are accredited with Immigration New Zealand (INZ), they can hire migrant workers on the new AEWV when no New Zealanders are available to do the job and there is a genuine skill or labour shortage.

Information regarding Job Check & Work Visa

Detailed information regarding the Job Check and Work visa is available on the INZ website. It covers the following points:

  • The requirements employers will need to meet when applying for a job check & the supporting documents required
  • If an employer should advertise the role and the advertising requirements
  • The requirements for migrant workers applying for an AEWV

Pending Decisions

The NZ Government has not yet decided whether there will be any exemptions to the median wage rule. Also, no decision has been reached as to whether any additional restrictions will apply for some roles.

Information regarding the Job Check

Employers must advertise a job for at least 2 weeks before applying for a job check. This is for those roles where advertising is a requirement.

Until the employers are accredited under the new AEWV policy, they cannot apply for a job check.

AEWV Immigration Instructions

An outline of the immigration instructions for the Accredited Employer Work Visa can be found here

Click here for detailed information.

INZ Webinar

INZ is facilitating the understanding of this visa category by holding regular free webinars, which are also recorded and available on you tube.

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected]  or call on +64 09 3790219.

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