- This is not current immigration instructions -
WI10 Interpreters from Japan (29/11/2010)
- New Zealand employers who are unable to obtain suitably qualified New Zealand residents may recruit interpreters from Japan to work in tourism-related industries in New Zealand for a maximum of 3 years.
Note: 'tourism-related industries' include hotels, retail outlets, restaurants and travel agencies.
- Preference is given to young people with a background in tourism-related industries who intend to return to Japan to pursue careers in which their experience in New Zealand will be of benefit to either or both countries.
- Applicants may be granted a work visa authorising employment for the length of the contract, up to a maximum of 3 years, provided immigration officers are satisfied that the applicant:
- is suitably qualified to interpret and translate Japanese and English; and
- provides a guarantee of maintenance that covers wages or salary and medical insurance for medical treatment not covered under the Accident Insurance Act 1998; and
- provides a guarantee of accommodation for the applicant's entire stay in New Zealand; and
- provides a guarantee of repatriation or deportation costs at the end of the period of employment, regardless of the reason for terminating it; and
- meets health and character requirements (see A4 and A5).
- Interpreters who spend 3 years working in New Zealand under these instructions are not eligible for a further work visa under these instructions until they have spent a minimum of 3 years back in Japan.
- Immigration officers must sight a job offer from a New Zealand employer that meets the requirements specified in these instructions.