Foreign Crew on Fishing Vessels - Approval in Principle

Employers can apply for an Approval in Principle to recruit 7 or more foreign crew for work on a fishing vessel. Approvals in Principle will only be approved if there aren’t enough New Zealanders available to do the work.

Overview

12 months



With this option employers can

  • Recruit 7 or more foreign crew to work on a single New Zealand flagged fishing vessel.

Things to note

  • You don’t need to apply for an Approval in Principle to recruit fewer than 7 crew for work on a single fishing vessel. But you will need to complete a supplementary form and support a candidate's visa application in every other way an employer with an AIP is required to.

Support a candidates work visa application