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INZ Accredited Employers

What if you get a job with an accredited employer?

Some larger New Zealand employers undergo a pre-approval process by Immigration New Zealand to hire migrants because they frequently need to rely on overseas talents for their business. This waives the requirement to provide certain supporting information for each and every visa application.

An option to explore

Finding employment with one of the 600 accredited employers could be an interesting option to achieve your migration goals if you do not meet the requirement of the Skilled Migrant Category, or if you have a particular skillset that is sought after by these accredited employers.

If you are offered full-time, skilled employment by a New Zealand accredited employer, you may be granted a work visa leading to residence after 24 months. What’s more, the visa application will be facilitated as the employer has been pre-approved to hire overseas workers.

A search tool for accredited employers

The Immigration New Zealand website has a search tool by industry and/or keyword, where you look for Accredited New Zealand employers:
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/accredited-employers-list

We would not, however, recommend that you limit yourself to these employers. New Zealand has a wealth of opportunities in a diverse array of industries and if you have the right skills for the job, you may be eligible for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category, which is the preferred pathway for most skilled candidates.

Thinking about becoming Accredited?

Are you a Kiwi employer looking to hire overseas talents?

If you are an employer and are thinking about getting Accredited, we can help! There may be other options too, contact us now to discuss your requirements.