WS6.10 Obtaining the agreement of the relevant New Zealand performers’ union or professional association
- Immigration officers must sight evidence that the information required in WS6.1(a) has been supplied to the relevant performers’ union(s) or professional association(s) depending on the specific occupations of all those involved in the performance or production.
Note: Details of the relevant unions/professional associations are published on the Immigration New Zealand website.
- If the relevant union or professional association does not object to the application, an immigration officer may grant a work visa.
- If the relevant union or professional association objects to the application, the union must notify Immigration New Zealand (INZ) within three working days of receiving the information required by WS6.1(a) from the promoter, agent or producer.
- INZ will then consult with the parties to resolve the disagreement as quickly as possible.
- If the parties cannot reach an agreement, INZ will refer the application to the Minister of Immigration for a decision.
Note: In the case of film production, INZ may also seek advice from the New Zealand Film Commission or any other appropriate industry or government organisation.