Are you looking to work in New Zealand? The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV¨ allows eligible employers to sponsor highly-skilled workers from overseas to live and work in New Zealand on a temporary basis.
This type of visa is ideal for positions that require specific skills, qualifications and experience that are not readily available in the local New Zealand job market. This visa is designed to make it easier for employers in the country to fill job vacancies.
The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a visa that allows employers to employ migrant workers in New Zealand. Companies and organizations that are accredited by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) can use this visa to hire skilled migrants with the right skills, qualifications and experience for open positions.
There is a three-check process for the AEWV –
To be eligible for this visa, an employer must first apply and be approved as an accredited employer by INZ. The process of becoming an accredited employer involves demonstrating that the organization has undergone a thorough recruitment process involving due diligence checks and meets certain standards regarding employee wages, training, workplace conditions and other workplace practices.
The accredited employer must have an approved Job Check form INZ. It is to make ensure that the employment is acceptable, i.e. minimum work hours are met, the job pays the market rate, and there is compliance with employment laws.
For Information about how to do a successful Job Check, refer to these informative links:
Once steps 1 and 2 are completed, the migrant worker can then apply for an AEWV, provided they meet the required eligibility and/or advertised criteria.
An applicant must demonstrate that they meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for this visa –
An employment agreement must include details like –
The AEWV can be issued for up to 3 years depending on certain factors like the wage rate etc.
This is not an open visa. The AEWV will allow the migrant to work only for a particular employer, in a particular role & in a particular location. Remuneration details will also be mentioned on the visa.
Those granted entry on this visa can bring their partners & dependent children with them when travelling to New Zealand.
Until 31 May 2023
AEWV holders can support –
From 31 May 2023
The following rules will apply to partners of AEWV holders –
For more information about the rights of partners of AEWV holders from 31 May 2023 onwards, check out these informative links:
Link 1 – Informative article
Link 2 – Interesting video
By becoming an accredited employer, businesses can recruit skilled workers from overseas who might not be available locally.
Accredited employers enjoy faster processing times for work visa applications, which can help businesses to fill skills gaps more quickly.
Accredited employers are not required to provide as much documentation as non-accredited employers when applying for work visas, which can save time and resources.
Accredited employers can sponsor multiple migrant workers for work visas under one application, making it easier for businesses to manage their workforce.
AEWV holders may be eligible for a pathway to residency, which can provide long-term stability for migrant workers.
AEWV holders can bring their partners and dependent children to New Zealand on a visitor visa or a work or student visa if they are eligible.
AEWV holders may be entitled to better work conditions, such as higher wages and access to employment dispute resolution services.
At Immigration Advisers NZ Ltd., our experienced advisors are dedicated to helping migrants understand how best to use this visa as part of their international growth strategy. Our team can assist with all stages of your application – from eligibility assessment through to submission – ensuring your journey towards working in New Zealand is smooth and 3trouble-free!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +64 09 3790219.
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