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.

Visas with work rights

Before you can recruit an overseas worker they must have a visa that gives them the right to do the work you are offering them.

Visa options for hiring migrants

You may also need to support their visa application. Use our tool to find out which visas you need to support and what you need to do.

Support a worker's visa application

Accreditation or approval to employ overseas workers

To employ some workers you must be approved or accredited by us first, especially if you want to hire a number of workers or you regularly recruit overseas workers. The process varies depending on the visa your worker needs to apply for.

Hiring workers often or in high volumes