Information about Specific Purpose Work Visa

This visa allows you to come to New Zealand for a specific purpose or event. People who can apply include, but are not limited to business people on secondments, sports players/coaches and judges/referees for an event.


How long you can stay

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Come to New Zealand for a specific purpose or event.
  • Work for a specific employer for the time allowed to complete your specific purpose or event.

Specific purpose or event

Things to note

  • If you have a current visitor visa, which you were granted as a guardian accompanying a student to New Zealand, you won’t be eligible for this visa.
  • If you’re an Entertainment industry worker in New Zealand for a specific purpose or event, you should apply for an ‘Entertainers Work Visa’ instead.
  • If you’re a Tour Guide from China, you should apply for a China Special Work Visa instead
  • 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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