Maintaining your Recognised Seasonal Employer status

If you’re likely to have an ongoing need to supplement your New Zealand workforce, you’ll need to maintain your Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) status. If you’re granted RSE status for a second or subsequent time, your status will be valid for 3 years.

What you need to do

Reapply for Recognised Seasonal Employer status

To maintain your Recognised Employer Status, you must reapply for it after the first 2 years.

To reapply you must complete ‘Application for Recognised Seasonal Employer Status’ and show us you continue to:

  • be in a sound financial position
  • have good human resource and workplace practices
  • be committed to training and employing New Zealanders
  • comply with employment and immigration law.

You must provide:

  • documents showing you’ve maintained your sound financial position
  • a written statement documenting any changes to human resource policies and practice since your last application, or confirmation that there have been no changes
  • a written statement documenting any changes to health and safety policies since your last application, or confirmation that there have been no changes
  • documents showing you’ve maintained your commitment to training and employing New Zealanders
  • details of the pastoral care you provide to overseas workers

If you reapply for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) status and we grant it, it’ll be valid for 3 years. If you want to continue to apply for Agreements to Recruit after this, you’ll need to maintain your RSE status by reapplying for it every 3 years.

Application for Recognised Seasonal Employer Status (INZ 1140)

Tip

It’s a good idea to apply 3 months before your status expires. If your status expires, we’ll treat your application like you’re applying for the first time.