SSE work visas may only be granted to people who are in New Zealand, and will be granted for no longer than six months.
There are a limited number of places available for workers under the SSE category. The number of places reflects the number of approved SSE Approval in Principle places. Your application cannot be approved if there are no remaining places when you apply. You can check if places are available.
Successful SSE work visa applicants may work for any employer who holds a current SSE Approval in Principle. Contact a Seasonal Labour Co-ordinator to find out whether there are any available positions.
You may be eligible for a visa under this category if you:
* Applicants who have risk factors for tuberculosis will be required to provide a Chest X-Ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF if they intend to remain in New Zealand for more than six months in total. All applicants must complete a General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) PDF and Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF if they intend to remain in New Zealand for more than 12 months in total.
You will only be granted an SSE work visa if you can satisfy an immigration officer that you genuinely intend to work for an SSE-approved employer. Evidence you may provide to demonstrate this intention includes, but is not limited to:
You must show that an SSE-approved employer has a position for you. Given the seasonal nature of these positions, employers do not always have positions for all the SSE workers they have been approved for.
You are not eligible if you have held:
If you think you are eligible you may:
SSE work visa holders are subject to the condition that they must be employed to plant, maintain, harvest or pack crops by an employer who holds a SSE approval in principle.
SSE work visas will not include travel conditions.
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