New Zealand Work to Residence Visa

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Working Towards Residence

The New Zealand Work to Residence category enables you to work temporarily in New Zealand as the first step towards gaining permanent residence there.

With this New Zealand Visa you will initially be able to work in New Zealand for up to 30 months. You can apply for permanent New Zealand residency after 2 years.

To be eligible for a New Zealand Work to Residence visa you must be qualified in an occupation that is in demand in New Zealand; or have exceptional skills in sport or art; or your employer must be accredited to recruit staff from overseas.

Eligibility is Based on:

  • The job offer and salary.
  • Your skills, experience and qualifications.
  • You must be younger than 53 years old and meet the health requirements.

Registered Migration Agent

Immigration Advisers Authority Registration

Visa First employs the services of a migration agent registered with the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority. Licensed professional means protected migrant, thus your rights will be protected throughout the process. By choosing Visa First you will be taking advantage of invaluable expertise - your New Zealand visa will be processed in accordance with the guidelines laid by the IAA.


Why Apply With Visa First

Visa First is a private migration agency with over 10 years in operation. Our experience on your side will prove invaluable in terms of making sure you and your application meet the immigration authorities requirements. Contact us today and have your visa application process under way.

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Our 1-2-3 Process

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Secure Online Registration

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Application with the Embassy

Log in to you account and monitor the progress of your application.

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Get Your Visa by Mail

Get ready to travel with the time we saved you on application and Embassy procedures.

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Robert Evans

Stan there is nothing more I can say except you my friend are a legend! You've saved me from having to go back home and I really appreciate everything you've done. If you have somewhere I can leave feed back or someone I can send a letter too so they can hear my appraisal send me some details and ill forward it right away. I've received the email with tfn once again thank you for your help!

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.

Joel

Hi Liz, I wanted to thank you for all your work and dedication to our case over the last year.I know that it's your job however I just wanted to tell you that you are good at your job and keep it up. Its so nice to deal with someone so empathic and helpful as you were. Things going smoothly at the mo so thank you.

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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.

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First things first - Let's get your visa

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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