Under our Work Exchange Scheme Instructions, you may be granted a work visa to take part in a work exchange scheme that has been pre-approved by us or is a government-to-government exchange scheme.
Your application must be submitted and approved before you travel to New Zealand.
In addition to meeting our health and character requirements, you must:
The conditions of your employment under the exchange scheme must comply with the minimum terms and conditions under New Zealand employment law, including:
To establish an approved work exchange scheme a proposal must first be submitted to Immigration New Zealand. The proposal can be submitted by any person or organisation. Further details of what is to be included in the proposal are available in our Operational Manual under Exchange scheme (E11).
If you think you meet the requirements, find out how to apply.
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