Information about Indonesia Special Work Visa

If you’re a citizen of Indonesia and you’re a chef, Halal slaughterer or Bahasa teacher’s aide, you can apply for this visa. To apply, you need to have a New Zealand job offer for your special work and the necessary qualifications and experience to do that work. While you’re working in New Zealand you can enjoy our scenery, culture and friendly people.


Up to 3 years

At any one time, under the Indonesia Special Work Instructions, New Zealand can have:

  • 100 Indonesian chefs
  • 20 Halal slaughterers
  • 20 Bahasa teachers’ aides

All conditions

You can

  • Come to New Zealand to work as an Indonesian chef, Halal slaughterer or Bahasa teachers' aide.
  • If you’re offered more work, apply for an extension to stay in New Zealand for another year, allowing a total stay of up to 4 years.
  • Study for up to 3 months in any 12-month period.

Things to note

  • The length of your stay will depend on the length of your job offer.
  • If you’re granted a visa for less than 3 years, you can apply for another visa for the balance of the time while in New Zealand as long you continue to meet all of the visa criteria.
  • You can't include a partner or dependent children in your visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.

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