About this visa Post Study Work Visa - Open

People who have a New Zealand qualification that they completed in New Zealand, can apply for a visa to work in New Zealand. To be eligible, you must have an acceptable qualification. If you’re granted a work visa, you can do almost any work you like, for any employer in New Zealand.


12 months

All Visa Conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work for any employer.
  • Work in almost any job New Zealand.

Things to note

  • You can only apply for this visa once, unless you complete a second higher qualification that is either a New Zealand bachelor's degree or post-graduate qualification, which you spend at least 30 weeks in New Zealand studying for.
  • You can’t provide commercial sexual services, or operate or invest in a business that does.
  • 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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