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

Immigration Advisers Authority Registration

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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Lisa Marie

Thank you for checking in and thanks to all in Visa First for all your help for my initial move to Sunny Australia in 2014. Have recommended you to all my friends planning to do the same. Thanks again, Lisa-Marie

Demi Spencer

To whom it may concern, Our company has been working with Visa First for the last year. Debbie Ivins has been our point of contact. She is very fast and efficient with dealing with any requests and has been very helpful and knowledgeable with any of our visa queries we may have. We will continue to use Visa First in the New Year and would recommend their services to anyone with visa requirements.

Reece Thorpe

Hi Ross, Thank you for the wonderful news! I was thinking that this could be taking a little bit longer time. It will be no problem with the entry, I am returning at the end of July. Thank you for the great work, and I look forward to future collaboration with VISAFIRST.

Isaac Flynn

Hi Denise, Just wanted to let you know that I ordered flowers and chocolates for you to the Kilkenny address. Thanks again for your help

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

Yurii

Dear Sarah, I would like to thank you for your e-mail and your colleagues for providing me with professional and friendly visa service during the last nine months, especially because my situation was not a simple deal: non-EU citizen, differences in name transliteration. And I look forward to use your service again, if I decide to travel abroad in the future.

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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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