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.


  • Your initial accreditation will be valid for a year.
  • If you renew it after that, it’ll be valid for another 2 years.

With this option you 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.

What's involved

  1. You apply for entertainment industry accreditation
  2. We make a decision about your application
  3. Your potential workers apply for a work visa
  4. You can apply to renew your entertainment industry accreditation (optional)