Work Visa (NZ)

In order to obtain a temporary work visa in New Zealand, you must meet specific employment, health, and character requirements. 

Temporary work visas are for people who:

  • Have a genuine job offer from a New Zealand employer
  • Are coming to New Zealand for a particular purpose or event
  • Want to gain work experience or work after studying in New Zealand
  • Want  to join a partner in New Zealand and work

Current immigration trends and policies are making it more difficult for migrants to obtain employment in certain industries in New Zealand; and the government is putting more emphasis on employing New Zealanders for specific job roles/positions. Bear in mind that your application may be subject to other conditions such as a labour market check, whether or not your job/position is listed on the Long Term Skills Shortage List or Immediate Skills Shortage List; or on current socio-economic and political factors that may impact heavily on the industry you work.