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New Zealand Work Visas

Get a Visa to Work in New Zealand

If you want to have the ability to work in New Zealand, you will need a visa that suits your circumstances.

A wide range of temporary (and long-term) work visas for NZ exist, and may be based on different types of work, your qualifications, employers, where you’re from and what you would like to do while you’re in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a growing country, rich with work opportunities and the immigration system provides various pathways to ensure there is a work
visa option for many people.

You can enjoy a stable economy and safe environment and if you’ve worked in the country for a certain period of time, you may be able to call New Zealand home permanently too.

IC Legal can help you.

Types of New Zealand Work Visas

If you’re from another country, you may be able to work in New Zealand under one of our various work visa options. Below are some of the most common New Zealand Study work visas:

Working Holiday Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Allows you to work, study and holiday in New Zealand.
  • Stay in New Zealand for up to 12, 24, or 36 months depending on the country you are a citizen of.
  • Study or train for up to 6 months total.

Post-Study Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Stay and work in New Zealand for up to 3 years.
  • Work in a job related to your degree depending on your qualification.
  • Have your partner apply for work visas in New Zealand.

Accredited Employer Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Stay and work in New Zealand for up to 3 years.
  • Work for an accredited employer in New Zealand who has offered you at least 30 hours of work per week.
  • Potentially apply for various residency visas to be able to stay in New Zealand longer.

Partnership-based Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Come to New Zealand with Your Partner
  • Stay in New Zealand for up to 2 years (depending on the type of visa or residency of your partner)
  • Work in New Zealand and study for up to 3 months of your time in New Zealand.

Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Become a Resident and stay indefinitely in New Zealand.
  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.
  • Include your partner and dependent children in your residence application.

Transport Work to Residence Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Become a Resident and stay indefinitely in New Zealand.
  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.
  • Include your partner and dependent children in your residence application.

Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Safely leave your current workplace if you’re being exploited at your current workplace while on an employer supported work visa.
  • Work anywhere in New Zealand for any employer
  • Stay for up to 6 months.

Dismissed Worker Visitor Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Stay in New Zealand for up to 3 months if you’re dismissed from you job during a trial period.
  • Include your partner and dependent children in your visa application.
  • Have sufficient time to sort out your pending matters.

Religious Worker Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Do religious work in New Zealand
  • Stay in New Zealand for up to 2 years.
  • Study for up to 3 months in a 12-month period.

Victim of Family Violence Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Work anywhere in New Zealand for any employer.
  • Safely make other work and living arrangements to be able to remove yourself from a violent situation.

China Special Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Come to New Zealand to work and stay for up to 3 years.
  • Work in New Zealand under a China Special Work Category occupation.
  • Study for up to 3 months

Specific Purpose Work Visa

This type of visa allows you to:

  • Come to New Zealand for a specific purpose or event.
  • Stay in New Zealand for a period of time related to your specific purpose or event.
  • You may be able to gain occupation specific registrations, study, work, or stay in New Zealand.
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How Immigration Chambers Can Help

Immigration law can be complex and overwhelming, but at Immigration Chambers, we’re here to make understanding your options and securing the right work visa for New Zealand a lot easier.

Our team of immigration specialists include accredited immigration lawyers and licensed immigration advisers who are not only vastly experienced in all manner of immigration law matters but are also well versed in the latest immigration laws and restrictions for New Zealand.

If you want to work and live in New Zealand there are a wide range of options available to you but it’s important that you choose the right option. Mistakes can be costly and time consuming. That’s what we’re here to help you with.

We can assess your situation and application details to ensure you’re submitting the correct information, that you meet the necessary requirements, and that you’re applying for the right type of visa.

We understand immigration matters are overwhelming and stressful, so we’re here to take the hassle out of the process for you.

Why Choose Immigration Chambers for New Zealand Immigration matters?

Here’s why people choose Immigration Chambers for assistance with immigration and visas for New Zealand:

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We make the process easier

Immigration and visa matters are often complex but we’re here to take the stress and confusion out of the process and ensure that you have the right information for your situation.

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Expert Advice

Our team is made up of qualified immigration experts – both immigration lawyers and immigration advisers. Our knowledge is up-to-date and accurate.

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Exceptional Results

We pride ourselves on being able to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of immigration law and ensure that our advice leads to successful outcomes.

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Clear Communication

We will always keep you up to date with the latest news and any changes to policies and laws that could impact your visa application.

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Contact us today for an initial enquiry

We are New Zealand’s largest and most experienced team of licensed immigration advisers. Our experts will take away the stress and worry of navigating the complicated world of immigration. All you need to do is get in touch. Our team is on standby, ready to help.

Feedback From Our Clients

To be effective in this age of globalisation your business needs expertise to ensure your employees get the right visa as quickly as possible. We offer a full range of services.

“I would highly recommend Immigration Chambers for its quality service and reasonable fees. I found Shiv and David very cooperative and Proactive. I am very happy with the results I have received for my partnership Visa. The whole process was stress free and very smooth. I wish all the best for the whole team 👍🏻.”
Tenji Dolma
Tenji Dolma
I highly recommend the Immigration Chamber for the quality of their work!! Thanks to Valerie I got my student visa in record time. Her availability, her follow-up and her dedication have made a real difference for me. If I have one more thing to tell you all is that if you have any kinds of request regarding immigration, do not hesitate and contact them!!
Guillaume Mallet
Guillaume Mallet
“I am very grateful to the Immigration Chambers for their help with my difficult case, they did everything professionally, on time and we are happy with the result. Will recommend for sure !)”
Angelika Sigaenko
Angelika Sigaenko
“I highly recommend David and his team. My partner got visa after 2 year waiting. We received PPI, IC helped us solve it. They are very professional and friendly. Excellent service.”
Sammanuel Nguyen
Sammanuel Nguyen
“Our residency has finally been approved recently and it’s a big relief after 26 months waiting in uncertianty. Thanks for the very honest and professional services from Immigration Chambers, especially Wilson, my main contact. He was very caring and guided us through this difficult journey. Really appreciated!”
Jane Guo
Jane Guo