Find out what a Temporary Work Visa is and how to get one?
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New Zealand Work Visa
If you want to work in NZ and are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you will need to obtain a New Zealand work visa. Even if you are eligible under the Skilled Migrant Residence category, it is likely you will still need a temporary work visa, as Skilled Migrant applications take several months to process and employers will generally only wait 6-8 weeks for you to start work. Everybody’s circumstances are different but in general, work visa applications take only a few weeks to process.
There are different types of work visas, and the one you need will depend on your individual circumstances. In many cases your employer may have to prove there are no New Zealanders available to do the job. In our experience this is something employers are not massively keen on or not familiar with. Fortunately with us on board we are able to remove this barrier by providing HR and Immigration advice support to the employer.
Each work visa has its own rules and they are valid for different periods of time. When you receive a job offer, it is extremely important there are no delays with your application as your employer could end up withdrawing the job offer and that may put you back to square one.
We recommend you take professional advice before making this type of application. To discuss your individual circumstances, call us today toll free from the UK on 0808 234 2185 or email us.
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