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New Zealand - Work Visa

Why New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the few countries that puts family first. An employees well-being is very important to organisations that employ you thereby creating a perfect work-life balance.


Having worked in both India and New Zealand, our team can guide you on what to expect when you transition to the land of the long white cloud. Working for a Kiwi company will prove to be an invaluable experience and you will immediately spot some notable differences to work experiences you may have had back home.


Professionalism, punctuality, honesty and hard work are some of the things that all Kiwi businesses expect.


Companies in New Zealand respect your culture and expect you to do the same. They value work and family equally and put people first.


The New Zealand Immigration link below provides some great insights of how it is to work in New Zealand.


https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/work-in-nz/nz-way-of-working


Our team is happy to have a chat as and when you need to and share our own experiences of working in New Zealand.


Why Kiwi Fern

You may have finished your studies in New Zealand and are eligible for a post study work visa or you may be successful under an essential skills visa.


You could be married recently or are a partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident and applying for a work visa or you are applying for a visa as a partner of a student.


Our experienced team has helped many immigrants and is happy to have a chat and discuss further with you.


Post Study Work Visa

  • You may be eligible for a post study work visa for three years if you study a Level 7 Bachelor's Degree or Level 8 to 10 qualification that has been studied full time in New Zealand.
  • If you study a Level 7 Graduate Diploma that has been studied full- time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand ,then you may be eligible for one year ,plus one year if the applicant is in the process of gaining registration with a registration authority and meets the requirements. You get two years if the study is undertaken outside Auckland and completed by 31 December 2021.
  • Any other level 7 qualification that has been studied full-time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand, You get one year or two years depending on whether the study is completed outside of Auckland and completed by 31 December 2021.
  • You could also study a single qualification at level 4 to 6 that has been studied for two years ,you may be eligible for a work visa for one or two years depending on whether the study is undertaken outside Auckland and completed by 31 December 2021.
  • You could have studied two qualifications at levels 4 to 6 full-time for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand (including at least 30 weeks per qualification) and the second qualification is at a higher level on the NZQF than the first qualification. The qualifications must have commenced in either the same or consecutive calendar years , then you may be eligible for a work visa for one or two years depending on whether the study is undertaken outside Auckland and completed by 31 December 2021.

New Zealand Work Visa Essential Skills

This visa can be applied when you are successful in gaining employment onshore or offshore.


The onus of finding employment is on the client. However we have a pool of resources and tips that we can point to in gaining an offer of employment. It must be noted that gaining employment from offshore can be a difficult process.


https://www.seek.co.nz/

https://www.trademe.co.nz/jobs


Most employers would like you to have a valid visa in order to apply for the positions which means the applicant either holds a post study open work visa, any other work visa or a skilled migrant job search visa.


This is a skill based visa that is granted between one year to three years depending on the skill band. The skill band is determined based on the hourly wage for the position.


The ANZSCO code also plays an important part in determining the skill level of an occupation. It also depends upon the skills shortages in regions and the long term skills shortage whether a labour market test is required by the employer to support your application. You can check the same using the link below.


https://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bxhn3icBe8&t=7s


Work visas for Partners of New Zealand Citizens or Residents

Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents are eligible for a work visa if they are living together in a genuine and stable relationship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vclw9DuCX0&t=120s


Special Work Visas For Partners Of Student Visa Holders

Special work visa holders may be granted multiple entry work visa if their partner holds a student visa to study for a level 7 or 8 qualification on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) in the area of absolute skill shortage as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List or a student visa to study for a level 9 or 10 qualification on the NZQF.

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