Entertainment Industry Accreditation

You could consider applying for Entertainment Industry Accreditation if you have a need to recruit multiple entertainment industry workers from overseas. If you become an accredited employer, you can avoid having to ask a New Zealand Union entertainment union, guild or professional association for their agreement each time you need to hire someone.


Initial: 2 years

Renewal: every 2 years

With this option employers can

  • Employ overseas entertainment industry workers without having to get a New Zealand entertainment union, guild or professional association to agree to each appointment.
  • Support work visa applications for overseas entertainment industry workers.
  • Hire multiple staff while you are accredited.

Things to note

  • Entertainment industry accreditation doesn’t offer a pathway to residence for your workers.