Information about Post Study Work Visa

You can apply for this visa if you have recently finished your studies in New Zealand. It allows you to stay and work here for up to 3 years, depending on what you studied.

Overview

Up to 3 years depending on your level of study and how long you studied in New Zealand.


All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work for any employer in any job if you have a degree level 7 or above qualification.
  • Work in a job that is related to what you studied if your qualification is non-degree level 7 or below. Your qualification must also be on the Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa list.

Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa


Things to note

  • You can only apply for this visa once.
  • If you applied for your Student Visa on or before 11 May 2022 you may be eligible for a Post Study Work Visa that enables you to work for any employer, even if your qualification is not on the Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa list. You also must have an acceptable qualification.

Acceptable qualifications for a Post Study Work Visa (pre 12 May 2022)

  • You cannot provide commercial sexual services or operate or invest in a business that does.
  • Your partner can apply for a work visa and your dependent children can study fee-free as domestic students.

Bringing family if you have a work visa

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