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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Fiona

Hi Liz, Hope you are feeling better, thanks for your e-mail it was a great surprize I was delighted to hear that I have been granted my visa and that I can stay in Oz with my boyfriend Dwayne. We are going into our summer at the moment and the weather is great, I hear ye have a lot of flooding at home peoples houses destroyed and others living in fear of flooding. I hope you do not live near any of the flooding.

Louis Todd

Hey Rita, First of all thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in getting my visa for me. You have been very helpful and answered all my questions and queries that I had. My fiancé and I are very happy and excited about getting back to Australia so thank you so much! Thank you so much again Rita.

Terence Reyes

Hi Maria, How are you? I never got a chance to say thank you for all the work you did for me in getting my residency. I'd be delighted to recommend you to anybody looking to get their residency.

Emma

Hi Debbie, Daniel and I would like to thank you and your assessment team for all your hard work and constant contact with us. Your a great company for dealing with all my queries, emails and many calls! We really appreciate what you have done for Daniel. Kind Regards and Cheers Emma and Daniel

Amy Gregory

Hi Ross, That's excellent news! Thank you very much for your help you've been excellent. If there is any review process I can do in order to show any superiors that you were incredibly helpful, then I'd be more than happy to do so. Thank you again!

Carl Batchelor

Hi, My name is Carl Batchelor, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Annie Rogers who helped me through the process of obtaining my Australian Working Holiday Visa. I am writing this letter of reccomendation to Visa First to highlight the positive customer service and care I recieved by Annie. She was patient, polite and very informative and I hope this letter goes a small way of thanking her and also bringing to your attention what a star you have in your team. I am a very happy customer and would definately recommend your services to friends and family. Many Thanks Carl Batchelor

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Submitting your web registration takes not more than a minute but the time we will save you may prove invaluable for your travel arrangements. Fill in your details and one of our representatives will contact you with all the information you need.

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