Take our assessment!

We need to get certain information in order to confirm your visa eligibility

Get in touch with our team!

Send us an email or call us on +64 7 929 2280


All NZ employers who hire migrant workers from 1st November 2021 will have to be accredited.

Find out what you need to know with our free guide to employer accreditation.

New Zealand Shores Accreditation brochure

Employer Accreditation

What is a New Zealand Immigration Accreditation?

From 1st November 2021, New Zealand employers are required to apply and be approved for one type of accreditation from Immigration New Zealand, before they can hire migrant workers.

Immigration New Zealand is mandating compulsory accreditation for all New Zealand employers with migrant workers. Accreditation application open September 2021.

Immigration New Zealand’s aim is to ensure temporary migrant workers are only recruited for genuine shortages whilst also endeavouring to ensure employers can still access the skills and labour they need.

This change essentially shifts the immigration process from being Employee led to being employer led. Immigration New Zealand will place significant emphasis onto employers to prove commitment to hiring and training New Zealanders, financial sustainability, compliance with employment law practices and sound HR and recruiting processes.

Employers who are already accredited must transition to meet new requirements to keep their current migrant staff.

Find out more about immigration accreditation


Contact our friendly team today to discuss your accreditation or visa requirements.