Work Visa

New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand

Work in New Zealand

Temporary Work or Resident Visas let you Stay in New Zealand to Work

Working in New Zealand can be a very rewarding means of building overseas experience and/or earning a living while staying in the country. There are several different types of work visa configurations available.

Resident Visa under the Skilled Migrant Category

Recent changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) scheme have made the selection system easier to understand and more flexible. For more information see the Resident Visa page and/or Contact page.

China Working Holiday Schemes

Every year 1000 places are available for young citizens of a number of countries to stay in New Zealand for 12 months for the majority of countries. The schemes runs from various times of the year and have a set number of quota places available. Applications under these schemes must be made online.

Work Temporarily in New Zealand

Visas are available to people who are or have:

  • an offer of employment from a New Zealand employer
  • skilled in occupations that are in demand in New Zealand
  • coming for a particular purpose or event
  • gaining work experience
  • working after studying in New Zealand

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