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 online form

Immigration costs

Application cost

NZD ($) $ 635

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.



within 78 days

Temporary visa applications from outside New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone are currently suspended, unless you are exempt. Refer to the COVID-19 information page on this website for further information.


New Zealand offices open

New Zealand offices are open. Offices outside of New Zealand are closed except for the Pacific offices. 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.


Gather your documents

Prepare and gather all your documentation you need for this visa.


Submit your application

Apply online, upload your documents and pay applicable fees.


Wait for a visa decision

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


You can apply for a resident visa

Once you have held your Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa for 24 months you can apply for residence under the Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa.