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.


Because of Covid-19 we have extended the expiry date of some visas and raised the number of Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers for the 2022/2023 season.

Employing migrants already in New Zealand — Covid-19 information