Work Visas For New Zealand

In order to commence work in New Zealand you must hold a valid work visa.

Exploring Your Work Visa Options in New Zealand

"If you entered New Zealand on a visitor visa and have been offered employment, you can apply for a work visa while onshore based on the job offer. An Accredited Employer Work Visa, valid for up to 3 years, is an option. However, this does not guarantee an application for a residence class visa. There are also specific purpose, seasonal, or horticulture-specific visas available. Additionally, if your country has an agreement with New Zealand and you meet age requirements, a Working Holiday Visa may be an option, allowing you to travel and work in the country for up to 12 months or more. The appropriate visa for your situation will depend on several factors, including a formal job offer and the presence of your qualifications or potential position on a skills shortage list. Partnering with a licensed immigration adviser is the best way to ensure that you apply for the correct and most appropriate visa for your needs.

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New Zealand Visa processing time

At Derrick Jones Immigration, we understand the importance of timely visa processing. That's why we help ensure that all necessary documentation is in place from the beginning to minimise the risk of delays. However, please note that processing times may vary depending on the workload and location of the Immigration New Zealand branch processing your visa application.

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