WR1.10 Requirements for offers of employment
Offers of employment from accredited employers must be:
- for employment in New Zealand in the accredited employer's core area of business activity and where the accredited employer will have direct responsibility for their work output; and
- for a period of at least 24 months; and
- for full-time employment, (that is it amounts to, on average, at least 30 hours per week); and
- current at the time of assessing the application and at the time of grant of the visa; and
- genuine; and
- for a position with a minimum base salary of NZ$55,000 per annum; and
- accompanied by evidence of full or provisional registration, or eligibility for such registration, if full or provisional registration is required by law to take up the offer; and
- compliant with all relevant employment law in force in New Zealand.
~ Compliance with relevant New Zealand employment law includes but is not limited to:
* a written employment agreement that contains the necessary statutory specified terms and conditions
* meeting holiday and special leave requirements and other minimum statutory criteria
* meeting health and safety obligations.
~ For the avoidance of doubt, the minimum base salary excludes employment-related allowances (for example overtime, tool or uniform allowances, medical insurance, accommodation).
~ Where an employee is to work more than 40 hours per week, the minimum base salary must be calculated on the basis of 40 hours work per week.
~ The minimum base salary requirement of NZ$55,000 (see WR1.10 (f)) may be waived for applicants who have exceptional talent in a declared field of art, culture or sport and who hold an offer of employment in that field from an accredited employer.