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What visa do I need to attend a job interview in New Zealand?

If a New Zealand employer invites you to attend a job interview, you may travel to New Zealand as a visitor.

If you are from a visa waiver country and you meet the requirements for visa waiver entry. You should declare your purpose of travel as being 'business' on the arrival card.

Visa Waiver Visitor Visa

From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel to New Zealand.


If you are not from a visa waiver country you can apply for a Visitor Visa and declare what your purpose is on your application.

Visitor Visa

If your interview is successful and you get an offer of employment, you may then apply for a work visa.

All visa options to work

The New Zealand Now website has further information on finding employment.

Finding & applying for jobs