Information about Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa

'This visa allowed Silver Fern Job Search Work Visa or Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa holders to stay and work in New Zealand. It closed on 31 October 2021.


Up to 2 years

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work in New Zealand doing the skilled employment that’s the basis for granting your visa.
  • Study for up to 3 months in any 12 month period.

Things to note

  • This visa has closed and will be replaced by the Accredited Employer Work Visa from 4 July 2022.
    New employer accreditation and work visa
  • The time you can stay will depend on the length of your job offer.
  • If you’ve held one or more Silver Fern Practical Experience Visas in the past, you’ll only be eligible to apply again if the total amount of time you’ve held those visas was less than 2 years.
  • 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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