Specific Purpose Work Visa

If you want to bring someone who has skills and expertise that will benefit New Zealand here for a specific purpose or event. Examples of people you may be able to recruit include business people on secondments, sports players, professional coaches, specialist installers or servicers, and Philippines nurses seeking occupational registration.

Employ or engage someone for a specific purpose or event

You must provide a job offer, letter of invitation or schedule of events that:

  • sets out the length of time your candidate will  need to be in New Zealand for the specific purpose or event
  • describes the specific purpose or event your candidate will need to be in New Zealand for
  • includes your guarantee that you’ll cover the cost of your candidate’s return home, if they’re unable to.

Specific purpose or event

Employer Supplementary Form

If you’ll be providing paid employment, you must complete an ‘Employer Supplementary Form’.

This will apply if you’re offering:

  • a job in a substantial New Zealand company or a New Zealand subsidiary of an overseas company to a senior or specialist business person 
  • a job to a dance or music examiner 
  • paid employment in a New Zealand sports club to a sports player or professional coach 
  • a job offer with a District Health Board to a Philippines nurse.

You’ll need to give your completed form to your candidate, who will need to include it with their work visa application.

You don’t have to complete an 'Employer Supplementary Form' for dance and music examiner you have invited to work for you in writing - they'll need to provide the written invitation with their visa application.

Employer Supplementary Form (INZ1113) PDF 257KB