We have specific evidence requirements for:
If you work in one of these fields, your employer/production company/promoter must show that you meet one of the following criteria:
Your employer (or production company, or agent) must provide evidence to Immigration New Zealand at least 10 days before the event that you meet one of the criteria.
You must also provide this evidence to the relevant professional association, union or guild unless your contract in New Zealand:
Your employer will also need to provide us with a written guarantee that your accommodation needs will be met, and that they will meet the cost of travel back to your home country if necessary.
The professional associations, unions or guilds have three working days to notify us if they object to your offered role or position. If there is no objection, we may then grant you a work visa.
If the issue cannot be resolved through consultation, your application will be forwarded to the Minister of Immigration for a decision.
Find out which unions and associations may be involved with your application.
You will need to complete and submit a Performing Artists, Entertainers and Entertainment Industry Personnel Work Visa Application (INZ 1187) PDF [882 KB].
For further information see:
Essential Skills in Demand Lists
Office and fees finder
Work Visa Application
Work Visa Guide
Application for Residence
Form for partners supporting partnership-based temporary entry applications
Partnership-based Temporary Visa application
Partnership-based Temporary Visa Guide
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