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 ($) $ 495

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 outside New Zealand

is closed

If you are outside New Zealand you are unable to apply for this visa. Refer to the COVID-19 information page on this website for further information.

Processing within New Zealand

is a priority

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

COVID-19

Offices open

New Zealand offices are open. Offices outside of New Zealand are open except for the UK, US and India. Processing of critical visas related to COVID-19 requests for entry to New Zealand are being prioritised based on the direction of the New Zealand Government.

Managed isolation and quarantine

on arrival in New Zealand

Travellers coming from outside a quarantine-free travel zone will not be able to board a flight to New Zealand without a voucher confirming allocation in a managed isolation facility. COVID testing and 14-day stays in managed isolation facilities are mandatory.

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 the 2020/21 season only (until 30 June 2021) you can also work for:

  • a Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) with an approved Agreement to Recruit where places have been unable to be filled by RSE workers; and
  • any employer in a role, region and during a period of time that's specified by MSD (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.

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