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New Zealand work visa or New Zealand work permit is a provisional immigration service which allows a worker to migrate to New Zealand to fill a specific position in a particular company. New Zealand work permits are not intended as a route to settlement and applications for visas of this kind are designed to help employers of New Zealand who are finding it difficult to fill positions with the citizens of New Zealand.

For getting New Zealand work permit you will have to fill up New Zealand work permit application and submit to the High Commission in your country. If the authorities of New Zealand confirm that job offers may be filled by foreign candidates, applicants may request New Zealand working permits from Department of Labour of New Zealand government. There are some exemptions of New Zealand Work Permit, where New Zealand work permit is not required. Some of them are mentioned here:

Business visitors -Will not be allowed to enter the domestic labor market.

Foreign representatives - Diplomats & representatives of nations or the United Nations. Their family members may also work if they possess a "no objection letter" from the Department of Foreign affairs.

News reporters - When reporting on events in the country.

Public speakers - Where events are no longer than 5 days.

Applying for a New Zealand working permit makes provision to work in New Zealand without the need to undergo points based assessment. In New Zealand, skilled worker visas & New Zealand business visas need a point threshold to be met in order to qualify. New Zealand work permits allow you to work in the country; however, they are dependent upon a job offer from a sponsoring company.

Working permits are fixed, though you can apply for a New Zealand visa for immigration of another type during your stay. While staying in New Zealand, immigration status can only be altered in this way so long as your permit is still valid. New Zealand work permit requirements are mentioned below:
  • You have to satisfy that you would leave New Zealand upon completion of your employment in New Zealand.
  • Be a law abiding & with no criminal track record.
  • A proof of Police Clearance certificate would be necessary.
  • You won't be a risk to the security of New Zealand.
  • Remain in good health after submitting medical examination report.
  • Offer any additional documents as required