Immigration Rebalance encourages employers to use the New Zealand labour market instead of relying on migrant workers and partners of temporary migrants to fill lower-skilled, lower paid roles.
Starting 31 May 2023, new visa conditions will be applicable to partners of most Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and Essential Skills Work Visa (ESWV) holders needing a partnership-based work visa. They must be –
The median wage is set at NZD $29.66 on 27 February 2023, although there are some exceptions.
For information about AEWV roles exempt from paying the median wage click here
Partners of AEWV and ESWV holders can apply for their own work visa or partnership visa based on their relationship with the AEWV or ESWV holder – Partner of a Worker Work Visa
Partner of a Worker Work Visa applications lodged on or after 31 May 2023 will have to abide by the new visa conditions –
The new changes do not apply to the following –
Sector agreements may have specific requirements. Also, partners who don’t want to work in New Zealand can apply for Visitor Visas.
All applications must the Partner of a Worker form.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd for assistance with a partnership based visa. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +64 09 3790219.
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