If you need to employ someone temporarily for a specific purpose or event, they can apply for a work visa. The visa will usually be for a period of three to twelve months, although this can be approved for longer depending on circumstances.
The people who qualify for this visa have skills and expertise that will benefit New Zealand. They can include people in roles as diverse as corporate secondments, sports players, professional coaches, performing artists, specialist technicians and film crews.
As an employer, you need to:
If your prospective worker is a performing artist, an entertainer, film and video production crew, or associated support personnel, you will need to complete the supplementary form attached to the Performing Artists, Entertainers and Entertainment Industry Personnel Work Visa Application [INZ 1187] PDF [882 KB].
You must also provide this evidence to the relevant professional association, union or guild unless your worker’s contract in New Zealand: