Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has implemented changes to the immigration instructions and updated most wage thresholds in line with the new median wage which is NZD 29.66 an hour effective 27 February 2023.
In addition to this change, an exception has been established in the immigration instructions for the Accredited Employer Work Visa. This exception enables employers to use existing job checks which were approved based on the previous median wage rate of NZD 27.76 an hour.
However, employers will need to pay the new applicable wage rate if the application is lodged after the new rate comes into effect on 27 February 2023 ie. employment offers must meet the wage rate applicable on the date a work visa application is lodged.
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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