Process & costs

The information below will help you understand the process, timeframes and costs involved in applying for this visa, so you can plan ahead and have the best chance of submitting a complete application.

Applying on paper

Immigration costs

Application cost

NZD ($) $ 700

This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. We do not refund application costs if we decline your application. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.

Timeframes

Processing within New Zealand

is a priority

If you are in New Zealand, applications for SSE are being processed with priority.

1

Apply for a Supplementary Seasonal Employment Work Visa

Complete a ‘SSE/WHE Work Visa Application’ form and send it to us with your application fee, immigration levy, and supporting documents.

Supplementary Seasonal Employers list

For applications made on or before 31 December 2022, you can also work for:

  • a Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE), or
  • any employer in a role, region and during a period of time that's specified by the Ministry of Social Development (and published on the Work and Income website).

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) List

Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) visa list | Work and Income website

Note

Your application must be accompanied by a job offer from an eligible employer if applying on or before 31 December 2022.

Send your application to:

Postal address
Immigration New Zealand
PO Box 76895
Manukau City
Auckland 2241
New Zealand

Courier
Immigration NZ
DX Box: EP71514
20 Fairfax Avenue
Penrose
Auckland 1061
New Zealand.

Receiving centre details

Receiving centres handle the administrative, non-decision making activities surrounding the lodgement of a visa application. The information here is a guide only. For the most up to date and accurate information please visit the the website as listed below.

Payment methods

Credit Card
You can pay with Visa or MasterCard. We take payment when we receive your application. You must have enough funds available on the day we receive your application or it may be returned to you.

Debit Card
You can pay by debit card. We take payment when we receive your application. You must have enough funds available on the day we receive your application or it may be returned to you.

Postal address

Immigration New Zealand
PO Box 76895
Manukau City
Auckland 2241
New Zealand

2

We make a decision about your application

If there is anything else you need to do, we will be in touch.

If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is granted, we will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand lawfully.

Interim Visa