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A dedicated employer team

We understand you are busy with the demands of your business.
Call our dedicated employer team on 0800 800 636 or connect direct with the team here.

If you want to learn more about our bespoke employer service and how we can manage immigration compliance for your business keep reading.  

Rapid response and fast service

Rapid response and fast service

Why wait up to a week for replies only to find out they can't help? Our direct employer phone number, specialist team and constant dedication to great service means that we will get your teams visa applications moving as quickly as possible and sometimes even faster. Our team is well resourced so we can act quickly to get you results.

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Licensed immigration advisers

Giving immigration advice is highly regulated under legislation. We take care to make sure all our advisers are up to date on the latest rule changes through regular in house training and professional development. We provide you with the right advice. Avoid getting information from less reliable or unlawful sources.

A strong reputation

A strong reputation

We stand behind our work. When you engage Malcolm Pacific Immigration, you know you are getting our signature service and full company commitment to do right by you. With over 39 years of experience delivering outstanding service to business, we’re happy to share some of our testimonials.

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Get the Malcolm Pacific Immigration Difference

Results speak louder than words. Malcolm Pacific Immigration has helped thousands of employers and their employees secure work visas and residence in New Zealand.

Navigating the constantly changing rules and regulations is a full-time job. Unless you employ a full time licensed immigration adviser on your team to manage visa applications, provide immigration advice and keep your business immigration compliant then you run the risk of hefty penalties,  delayed international recruitment and delays while waiting for visas to be issued. Use a trusted and experienced licensed immigration adviser as part of your international recruitment efforts, whether staff are offshore, already in New Zealand or about to arrive the team at Malcolm Pacific Immigration will get this right for you.

Recruiting from overseas

There is a lot to cover when you are recruiting overseas talent. We can help you with the process. Malcolm Pacific Immigration helps you understand your responsibilities to migrant workers, how to keep your business immigration compliant, and mange the complete visa process.

New employee visa process

If you are offering a job in New Zealand to a new employee from overseas, and they have the necessary qualifications to work, they will need to apply for a visa to work in New Zealand. Whether you’re thinking of hiring a new employee who is planning to work in New Zealand but isn’t a citizen or permanent resident, or if you’re hiring someone already on a work visa, we can help you understand the visa process and take the stress away to let you focus on your business.

Employee visa process
Employer Accreditation

Employer accreditation

Employer Accreditation is mandatory for any business wanting to employ migrant workers. Whether employing one or multiple migrant workers, accreditation is the first step towards a work visa being issued. It is a three-step process, and there are costs and the potential for errors along the way. We can help your business navigate the maze. We have unique online tools for our employer clients and their migrant workforce to easily comply with employer accreditation and e-learning requirements.

We are answered some common FAQs that employers ask here.

Employment visa issue support

Employees with specialist skills or who can work in an area of skills shortage can apply for a work visa if they are offered employment. Keeping your company documentation up to date is vital to ensure work visa applications don't get held up because the employment agreement is out of date. At Malcolm Pacific Immigration, we can audit your documentation, help answer your questions, provide free in-house seminars, and so much more.


Our clients regularly post Google reviews about their experience with our team.  

"Got my work visa approved through Malcolm Pacific Immigration. If you’re looking for Immigration Advisors to help with your visa, I recommend Malcolm Pacific Immigration. Brandon is my Advisor and he’s done a great job. Smooth process, friendly service, timely and extremely professional."

Sarah Becky Mitir

Work Visa

"Me and my family are very lucky to get good guidance from Jennifer. We made a wrong decision last year that brought lots of stress to my family and my children. With the help of Jennifer’s guidance, we came out of that situation. And this year we got residency. Thank you Jennifer and thank you Malcolm Pacific Immigration."

Vibha Bhardwaj


"Malcolm Pacific Immigration Auckland are very accommodating. They respond immediately for any inquiry related to your application and documentation. They will assist you until your visa application is approved. My working visa was approved in less than 2 weeks. Great job Malcolm team! Thank you"

Ricky Aquino

Work Visa

“Malcolm Pacific facilitated the acquisition of my work visa and visas for my family. From the outset, communication has been consistently clear, and I wish to highlight Bianca's exemplary responsiveness to all my inquiries, which played a pivotal role in securing our visas. I wholeheartedly recommend Malcolm Pacific.”

Somasundaram Murugappan

Work Visa

“The agent we used, Ben, was fantastic and guided us thru a tricky-at-times process magnificently. Really professional, on the ball and a pleasure to deal with. We couldn't have been happier! Ben helped us thru the partnership visa and then residency for my partner.”

Paul Kensington

Residency and Partnership Visa

“I have been using Malcolm Pacific since 2019 when I immigrated. I just got my permanent PR, and once again, things went so smoothly. In my experience, it is the most affordable, highly professional company out there”

Stephan Geldenhuys


"I have had the best experience with Malcolm Pacific. Thank you Hash for all your support, guidance and communication throughout the very stressful process of applying for residency especially considering we needed support with a character waiver. We have successfully obtained our residency application now and highly recommend using Malcolm Pacific!"

Cassidy Bryce


Proudly working for NZ businesses across all industries of all sizes


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What is Employer Accreditation?

Employer accreditation is when a business is approved to offer jobs to prospective migrant workers having satisfied the government it is compliant with immigration and employment laws. There is an application process whereby Immigration NZ needs to be satisfied a number of criteria are met. Compliance with labour laws and financial sustainability are just a few of the boxes to tick. Malcolm Pacific Immigration will talk you through all the requirements to be met.

What is the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)?

An AEWV is a work visa that most migrant workers apply for when taking up employment in New Zealand. Applying for an AEWV is the final step after the employer has passed two earlier tests; one to become accredited and two to satisfy the labour market test (i.e. no kiwis available to fill the job).

How do I become an Accredited Employer with Immigration New Zealand?

For an employer to qualify for accreditation, Immigration New Zealand must be satisfied that the employer is in a stable financial position, has human resource policies of high standards, is committed to training and employing New Zealanders, and has good workplace practices. The definition of how a company qualifies is unique to every business. Best to take advice before applying as overturning a decline decision can be costly or impossible in some cases.

What is the Labour Market Test (LMT)?

The LMT is where employers genuinely check if New Zealand residents or citizens are available for the job by advertising. The settings for LMTs change based on job location to allow for labour market differences across regions. Employers must advertise the role nationally and in some cases engage with Work and Income.

What can go wrong?

Unfortunately a small number of rogue employers and offshore scammers have led to a variety of sanctions that employers face if they get immigration compliance wrong. Instant infringements, stand down periods (preventing the recruitment of migrant workers for 6 to 12 months), loss of employer accreditation and criminal charges are within the range of actions Immigration New Zealand may take against an employer that is non compliant. Take advice now to avoid problems.

Can I recruit an overseas worker?

Recruiting an overseas worker will not suit every employer. If you can’t find a New Zealand worker to fill the job, you may recruit a migrant. However, it can take time. If the person you want to hire doesn’t have a visa to work in New Zealand, they will need to apply for a work or resident visa before they begin their employment. Take advice on the process and timeframes.

How can I hire migrant workers in New Zealand?

If you’re new to recruiting staff from overseas, the following pointers below can help you in the process.

  • Ensure the job vacancy meets the requirements of the visa categories and find out how you can support a migrant’s visa application.
  • Consider the country/countries where you are likely to find suitable candidates. Remember to consider cultural differences and how skills and qualifications from different countries fit into the New Zealand workplace.
  • Think of ways to get the message out, such as working with other employers, a recruiter or similar.
  • Factor in time for normal recruitment processes, including advertising, viewing CVs, interviewing, checking references.
  • Remember that visa application processing is also a time factor alongside the migrant worker’s move, which may include housing, gathering documents for their visa application, and more.
  • Make sure the migrant worker you intend to employ is suitably qualified and/or experienced to take up the job offer. Verify references and qualifications to satisfy yourself before offering a job. In some cases English Language requirements apply depending on the skill level of the job you are trying to fill.

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