Request for short term variations to visa conditions of workers in essential services

New Zealand employers who were operating during Alert Level 4 as an essential business can request a short term variation in work conditions.

When to use this form

Use this form if you are an employer who is requesting, on behalf of a visa holder, to vary their work conditions in one of these scenarios:

  • a worker changing their occupation — if the employer remains the same, in the same region
  • a worker changing their employer — if the occupation remains the same, in the same region
  • a student working full time — if the employer remains the same, in the same region.
ALERT
  • Ensure the information you provide is complete and accurate to avoid your request being delayed or refused.
  • No request received on behalf of another person by an unlicensed immigration adviser will be accepted, unless the adviser is exempt. By completing and submitting this form you acknowledge that you have only provided assistance in filling out this form. If further guidance is required then the services of a licensed adviser or exempt person should be sought.

Eligibility questions

The pre-eligibility questions will identify whether you meet the criteria to submit a request for a short term variation in work conditions.