Information about Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

This visa is for people who are looking for a pathway to live in New Zealand and who have a skill that’s needed by a New Zealand accredited employer. If an accredited employer offers you full-time work, you’ll be able to get a visa to work here. If you continue to work for that employer for 2 years, you’ll be able to apply to live in New Zealand permanently.

Overview

30 months

55 and under


All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Work in New Zealand for the accredited employer who offers you work.
  • Apply for residence after 2 years of working for an accredited employer.

Things to note

  • This visa will be closing to new applications on 31 October 2021. It will be replaced by the Accredited Employer Work Visa from mid-2022.

Introducing new accreditation and single work visa

  • You can’t include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.

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Work visa