Hiring a migrant

Find out what you need to do to employ a migrant, what visa they need and how you can support them to apply.

Hire a worker outside New Zealand

Hire a worker outside New Zealand

Before a worker can come to New Zealand to work you may need to support their visa application, or get accredited or approved by us to employ them.

Hire a migrant already in New Zealand

Hire a migrant already in New Zealand

Check to see if someone who already has a visa can work for you. The type of visa they have can affect the role you offer and how long they work for you. Covid-19 may also have affected their status.

Hiring migrant workers often or in high volumes

Hiring migrant workers often or in high volumes

If you hire overseas workers frequently or have many jobs to fill, there are several options for making the process more efficient.

Check someone can legally work for you

Check someone can legally work for you

Before a migrant can begin working for you, you must check that their visa gives them the right to work in New Zealand. Find out how.