While I’m in New Zealand as a visitor, can I look for a job?

When your visa was granted, it was on the basis of you visiting New Zealand. You can't work on a visitor visa, but you can look for work.

Apply for a work visa

We call your intentions your bona fides. While you can look for work or attend a job interview in New Zealand on a visitor's visa, your primary purpose must be to visit.

You can't work on a visitor visa and you’ll need to apply for a work visa before you can start work.

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