About this visa Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

This visa is for people who have exceptional talent in a field of art, sport or culture and are looking for a pathway to residence in New Zealand. You’ll need the support of a New Zealand organisation that’s recognised for its excellence in your field of talent, and a sponsor, to apply. After being actively engaged in your field in New Zealand for 2 years, you may be eligible for residence.

Overview

Up to 30 months on a work visa, and then if your residence application is successful, indefinitely

55 and under


All Visa Conditions

With this visa you can

  • Start your pathway to residence in New Zealand by being actively engaged in your field of art, culture or sport in New Zealand for up to 30 months.
  • Apply for residence after 2 years of being actively engaged in your field of art, culture or sport in New Zealand, which if granted, will allow you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

Things to note

  • 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.
  • You can include your partner and dependent children in your residence application, after you’ve been actively engaged in your field of talent in New Zealand for 2 years.

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