To help you make sure you have everything you need to apply, please use our checklist and follow the steps to apply.
Print and complete the Work Visa Application (INZ 1015) PDF.
Also available is the Work Visa Guide (INZ 1016) PDF, which will help you to apply. If you cannot print the form and guide, they are available from any INZ branch.
With your application form you must submit:
If you do not submit the required information with your application we cannot accept it for processing. This is the only evidence for which you need to provide original documents. For all other evidence, please supply photocopies only, as the documents will not be returned to you.
In addition you must provide copies of:
Note: There may be additional requirements you must meet. The branches in Manila, Ho Chi Minh and Jakarta will be able to advise you of any special requirements.
One of the main requirements for this category is an offer of full-time employment, which must be in an occupation listed in:
Certain occupations require full or provisional registration in New Zealand. If your occupation is one of them, you must be registered or prove that you can meet the requirements for registration.
The evidence that you need to supply depends on how long you intend to work in New Zealand.
You must provide a completed Chest X-Ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF if you have risk factors for tuberculosis. If you have already provided this certificate within the last 36 months you may not need to provide a new certificates.
You must provide a completed General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) PDF and Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF. If you have already provided this certificate within the last 36 months you may not need to provide a new certificates.
Pregnant women and children under the age of 11 years are not required to submit X-ray certificates unless a special report is required.
For full details on health requirements, see our guide Health Requirements (INZ 1121) PDF.
If you are applying for a work visa for two years or more, you must provide a police certificate, less than six months old, from your country of citizenship and from any country in which you have lived for five or more years since reaching 17 years of age.
Nurses are not required to be resident in the Philippines at the time of application and may lodge their application at their nearest Immigration New Zealand branch.
Farm managers and engineering professionals must be ordinarily and actually resident in the Philippines at the time of application and must lodge their application at the Manila branch.
Applicants must be ordinarily and actually resident in Vietnam at the time of application and must lodge their application at the Ho Chi Minh branch.
Applicants must be ordinarily and actually resident in Indonesia at the time of application and must lodge their application at the Jakarta branch.
For more information about getting your documents together, how long the application process might take, and what you can expect from us, see more about applying for a visa.
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