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Tips for Employers

Be prepared to re-advertise jobs even when you have a worker in place holding a work visa. In most cases Immigration NZ will want proof there are no locals available before another work visa is issued. Visa renewal takes time.

25/09/20181 min read
Tips for Employers


  • Be prepared to re-advertise jobs even when you have a worker in place holding a work visa. In most cases Immigration NZ will want proof there are no locals available before another work visa is issued.

  • Visa renewal takes time. To keep your migrant worker in place, make sure they apply for the next visa 3 months before the current one is due to expire.

  • Looking for construction workers ? Contact Lukas Sousa - he is plugged into a recruiter who targets these skills from overseas. We have helped plenty of employers plug these skill gaps.

  • Most work visa application require employers to complete an “Employer Supplementary Form”. Make sure your company has appointed a person to sign these forms off. A company can be held liable if the information supplied is misleading.

  • Staff asking questions about immigration ? Be careful giving immigration advice without a license is illegal. Malcolm Pacific Immigration can help and even hold free immigration seminars in the workplace. Just contact Lukas Sousa

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The Green List

From September 2022 people holding job offers in a small number of occupations may apply for residence. Some occupations are a direct pathway to residence and others require a period of two years or longer before applying.

There are qualification and/or occupational registration requirements to meet. Establishing if an overseas qualification matches the NZ equivalent qualification before applying is paramount for success.

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Work Visa Categories Closing

The work visa categories set to close are:

  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa – approval in principle
  • Work to Residence (Talent – Accredited Employer)
  • Work to Residence (Long Term Skills Shortage)
  • Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa (closed October 2019)
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  • February 13. Fully vaccinated Kiwis plus certain other travellers entering NZ from the rest of the world* can skip MIQ.
  • April 30. The border starts a phased reopen to fully vaccinated foreign nationals.
  • April 30. The Productivity Commission reports back to the government on immigration settings.
  • May 9. Applications open for mandatory Employer Accreditation.

*Excludes high-risk countries.

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