Accredited Employer Work Visa resources

Resources to help organisations and community groups communicate with employers and migrants about the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

The AEWV is a three step process. Employers must apply for accreditation to hire migrant workers on an AEWV. They must apply for a job check to show they cannot find suitable New Zealanders for the role. Once the job check is approved an accredited employer can ask a migrant to apply for an AEWV.

We have prepared resources about the AEWV process to share with employers, organisations, unions or associations, migrant workers and their communities.

Employer accreditation: check what you need and apply
Job check: check what you need and apply
Accredited Employer Work Visa

Resources for employers

These resources are for employers, associations, unions and sector stakeholders to help them understand and communicate about the AEWV.

Information about the AEWV

Accredited Employer Work Visa - information for employing migrants video
Video subtitles are available in Hindi, Samoan, Simplified Chinese, Tagalog and Tongan.

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) process PDF 547KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – English PDF 729KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – Hindi PDF 573KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – Samoan PDF 790KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – Simplified Chinese PDF 626KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – Tagalog PDF 957KB
Information for employers planning to hire migrants – Tongan PDF 792KB

Employer accreditation checklists

These checklists are designed to help employers prepare for and apply for accreditation.

Checklist for standard applications
Checklist for franchisee employers
Checklist for controlling third party employers

Job advert and job check

This checklist and guide are designed to help accredited employers prepare for and apply for a job check.

Checklist for employers

Job advertisement guide for accredited employers PDF 564KB

Settlement resources

Accredited employers must commit to providing settlement support to workers on AEWVs.

Settlement information for employers hiring workers on AEWVs

Resources for migrant communities

These resources are for migrant communities and groups to help them understand what the AEWV means for them.

Resources to share with migrants

Accredited Employer Work Visa - information for migrant workers video
Video subtitles are available in Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Tagalog, Samoan and Tongan.

Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - English
PDF 526KB
Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - Hindi PDF 563KB
Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - Samoan
PDF 718KB
Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - Simplified Chinese PDF 603KB
Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - Tagalog PDF 547KB
Information for migrants wanting to work in New Zealand - Tongan PDF 721KB

Application checklists for migrants

These checklists are to support migrant workers who have been asked to apply for an AEWV.

Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - English PDF 769KB
Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - Hindi PDF 826KB
Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - Samoan PDF 784KB
Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - Simplified Chinese  PDF 1MB
Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - Tagalog PDF 785KB
Applying for a visa: Checklist for migrant workers - Tongan PDF 787KB

Immigration Online resources

Enhancements to Immigration Online - a guide for users PDF 4MB