Support a candidate's work visa Work Exchange Work visa

Once we’ve approved your work exchange scheme, you can support the work visa applications of the people you’ve accepted into your scheme.

What an employer needs to do

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Acceptance to an approved work exchange scheme

The person applying for a visa must have been accepted into an approved work exchange scheme

A letter from you confirming they’ve been accepted into your approved work exchange scheme.

Travel arrangements

The person taking part in the scheme must have arranged to leave New Zealand at the end of their exchange

When applying for a work visa, people must provide evidence they have either:

  • a ticket out of New Zealand
  • a guarantee from your work exchange scheme’s New Zealand guarantor that even if they don’t complete the exchange, they’ll have a travel ticket out of New Zealand at the end of their stay.

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