New Zealand Work Visa Options

 Residence Pathways through Occupation and Skills

 Skilled Migrant Category

If you want to live permanently in New Zealand and you feel you have skills that New Zealand needs the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) may be an option for you.

SMC visas allow you to move to New Zealand to work and live permanently.

Eligibility conditions apply:

  • under 55 years old
  • in good health
  • of good character
  • have  good English language skills

If you have skills that New Zealand needs and you are interested in applying, we can assist you through the process.

 Work to Residence

Work to Residence Visas is relevant to those applicants that are qualified in occupations that New Zealand has in demand.  In order to be considered for this visa you will need:

  • a qualification considered in demand in New Zealand
  • a job offer from an employer who is accredited
  • possess exceptional talent in the arts or sports fields

The process enables you to apply for a temporary work visa with a view towards being granted a permanent residence visa.

Residence from Work Visas

Residence from work visas is relevant for those who are already in New Zealand on a Work to Residence visa who want to apply for permanent residence.

 Family Stream

If you have a partner in New Zealand and you wish to join them and work as well you will need to apply for a visa under the Family Stream.

 Temporary Work Visa

Coming to New Zealand for a short time and you fall into one of the following categories:

  • have a job offer
  • finished  your studies and want to gain work experience
  • attending a specific event or
  • your joining your partner in New Zealand and want to work while you’re here?

Then a Temporary Work Visa is probably where you want to begin, talk us about the conditions you need to meet for all these options.

Fill out the online application for a Work Visa and we will start the process today.