What can be used as evidence of work experience?

When asked for evidence of your work experience for any application with Immigration New Zealand, you may include any documents that show the following:

  • The work that you did
  • The dates you did the work
  • How many hours a week you worked (on average)
  • The location(s) where you did the work
  • The contact details for your employer or employers
  • How your work experience relates to the work you’ve been offered in New Zealand (if applicable)

These documents should be on an official company letterhead and signed by an authorised person.

NOTE: Providing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) is not sufficient evidence of work experience. 

In addition, letters of appointment/offer, tax records/statements, payslips and letters of long service may also be provided.