Information about Entertainers Work Visa

Apply if you want to work on a film, video or production in New Zealand and you have specific skills that cannot be met by New Zealand’s entertainment industry.


For the time requested to do the work you’re in New Zealand for, and a short grace period to allow you to return home

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Come to New Zealand to work in the entertainment, music, film or television industries for a limited time.
  • Work for the specific employer on the specific production you’ve applied to come to New Zealand for.

Things to note

  • If you’re part of an approved arts or music festival or high-end music act, you may be able to come to New Zealand on a visitor visa instead.
  • If you’re under 18, your parent or legal guardian will need to sign your application for you.
  • You can't include your partner or dependent children in your visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.

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