New Zealand General Work Visa

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Essential Skills Work Visa

The New Zealand Essential Skills Work Policy enables New Zealand employers to recruit workers from overseas to fill skills shortages that cannot be met within New Zealand. A New Zealand Work Visa enables you to work in New Zealand for up to three years for the company that sponsors you. Visa First can organise your NZ Work Visa in just three weeks depending on your application.

Job Offer Requirements

To apply for a New Zealand Work Visa you will need a job offer from an approved New Zealand employer. Your job offer must be:

  • in an occupation on one of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists and you must have the skills and experience to fill the position, or
  • from an employer who has a current approval in principle from New Zealand Immigration Authorites for your recruitment, or
  • New Zealand Immigration Authorites are satisfied there are no suitable New Zealanders available, or no New Zealanders readily able to be trained to do the job.

View Eligibility tab for more information.

If you're a nurse or tradesperson - Visa First can help find you a job placement in New Zealand.

Call now to book your New Zealand Visa today. Our team will send you all the forms you need and start processing your NZ Visa immediately. Alternatively, you can apply online.

Registered Migration Agent

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The Immigration Advisers Authority ensures your interests is protected at any of the stages of your visa application. Employing a registered New Zealand immigration consultant, Visa First follows a strict code of conduct when dealing with each applicant. Our expertise can prove invaluable for your success, as many seeking work in New Zealand before you can testify.

Why Apply With Visa First

  • Full support - you get a personal migration expert available to you whenever you need.
  • 100% success - we won't lodge your application until it's complete and you are fully eligible.
  • Respected representation - immigration authorities know we assess and look after each application.
  • Experience and expertise on your side - over 10 years in the business have shown us every possible case. We'll handle your as well.

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We organize more than 60k visas every year

Patrick Miller

Dear Mike and Daisy, Just to let you know that I got my UK Ancestry visa today, valid for 5 years! It only took 5 days to be processed. You were very efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for your friendly assistance. If I'm in your area, I'm going to bring you a box of chocolates :-) and will recommend your service.

Shayne

Thank you guys for your services, I totally understand about the refund and I am confident that if I would of received my needed documents everything on your end would of went smooth. I will still recommend this company, I always got e-mails or calls with updates and with you trying to get updated and was pleased with the all the information you were able to help me with. Thanks, Shayne

Abdul Irfan

I just wanted to let you both know that today I received my UK YMS visa. I went to the Consulate General here in Duesseldolf, Germany, last Wednesday and so getting it back today was much quicker than I expected. Thanks for all your help with my application, and thanks to Visa First - much appreciated.

Teague Cullen

Hi Daisy, Thank you for all the help with my application! I have spoken recently with a few people who have applied directly through immigration and are having a lot of trouble contacting them, etc. I'm so glad I used visafirst and would recommend you guys to anyone wanting to apply for a visa! Thanks again

Janet

Hi Debbie/ Declan, Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! My boys are jumping around and hugging me haha. All the stress and uncertainty has now been worth it. I have just rang Mary and explained to her we dont need the 457 visa now and she is fine. Happy for us and there is still a job there for me if I want it. Champagne in the fridge for dinner this evening. Thanks again for all your hard work. Kind Regards, Janet

Neil and Mary

Hi Antonia, I just want to take a moment to thank you for all the help you've given me and Mary, we received our visas today. I was expecting to wait another 2 weeks, but after 1 week we've received them. You've been very helpful throughout this whole process, I will definitely be recommending you to whoever I might meet that needs a visa. Thanks again Neil and Mary

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