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Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

If you have a skill that is needed by a New Zealand accredited employer and are looking for a pathway to live in New Zealand, you can apply for this visa. You must be 55 years of age or under and have an offer of employment in New Zealand from an Accredited Employer with a minimum base salary of at least $79,560 per annum.

The objective of this type of visa is to allow accredited employers to supplement their own New Zealand workforce in their core area of business activity.

If you continue to work for the Accredited Employer for 2 years, you’ll be able to apply to live in New Zealand permanently. Partners and dependents cannot be included in the Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Visa application, but they can seek a visa based on your status and submit a separate relationship based visa application. Application lodged for a subsequent Talent (Accredited Employers) work visa may be approved based on meeting certain assessment criteria.

To find out more about this visa and your eligibility, please email: [email protected] or call us today on +64 9 379 0219.

Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

This visa is for people who have exceptional talent in a field of art, sport or culture and are looking for a pathway to residence in New Zealand. You’ll need the support of a New Zealand organisation that’s of national repute and recognised for its excellence in your field of talent, and be sponsored by either an individual or the organisation supporting you, to apply.

You must be 55 years of age or under, and 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.

Work visas granted to applicants approved under these instructions will be endorsed with conditions that allow work for any employer. After being actively engaged in your field in New Zealand for 2 years, you may be eligible for residence.

To find out more about how to apply under one of the above Work to Residence Visa category, assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, please call us today on +64 9 379 0219 or email [email protected]


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