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Job offer scams, common in India and South Asia

Immigration New Zealand is aware of a recent increase in job offer scams, where victims are approached via job-seeking websites by scammers pretending to be New Zealand employers offering work.

It is highly unusual for a New Zealand employer to request money for visa processing fees.

If you are offered a job in New Zealand and the employer/recruiter requests money for the job offer (this is illegal) or for visa processing fees, we recommend you consult the Immigration New Zealand visa processing information to determine how realistic this request is and if you have concerns, verify the job offer with the New Zealand company by searching for it on Google.

Immigration New Zealand is unable to verify job offers.

Visa processing fee information

Further information on job offer scams | Consumer Protection website