- Employers, promoters, agents or producers must complete the Performing Artists, Entertainers and Entertainment Industry Work Visa Application Supplementary Form (INZ 1187) and provide evidence that:
- the applicant is of international distinction, or particular ethnic significance, or is manifestly essential to the presentation or production; or
- the applicant's engagement does not put at risk the engagement of New Zealand entertainers or professionals in equivalent work unless the wider benefits to be obtained from the applicant's employment outweigh the loss of job opportunities for New Zealanders; or
- they have given appropriate consideration to engaging available New Zealand entertainers or professionals.
- Employers, promoters, agents or producers must also provide:
- the full names, nationalities, dates and places of birth of each applicant; and
- production information; and
- a guarantee of accommodation and repatriation for each applicant.
- If applicable, evidence must be provided of an applicant’s engagement:
- on an official co-production; or
- with an accredited company (WS6.15); or
- with a company that has been granted approval in principle to recruit entertainment industry workers (WK2.1).
Note: Employment, as defined under s4 of the Immigration Act 2009, includes engagement of an independent contactor under a contract for services.