Specific Purpose Visa

If you're visiting New Zealand for a particular purpose or event, you can apply for a work visa through the Specific Purpose instructions.

What is meant by 'specific purpose' visa?

This visa option applies to various situations, such as:

  • Being a senior specialist on a short-term secondment
  • Being transferred to New Zealand by a multinational company
  • Visiting for business purposes (e.g., assisting new franchisees)
  • Investigating investment opportunities
  • Installing specific machinery
  • Being a sports player, coach, or referee
  • Other cases assessed on an individual basis

In some instances, alternative visa options may be more suitable, and it's crucial to speak with us to determine the right visa to work legally in New Zealand.

How long can I stay in New Zealand on this visa?

The duration of this visa is usually linked to the completion of your specific task. Typically, visas get granted for three to twelve months, with some multinational employees being granted three-year visas.

Can I bring my family with me?

Unfortunately, you cannot include your family members in your Specific Purpose visa application. However, they may apply separately based on their relationship with you.