➢ You must advertise the job in New Zealand for at least 14 days 

➢ Apply for a job check using RealMe 

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Copy of the work contract 

◦ Job description

◦ Copy of the job post

➢ Application fee: $610

➢ Processing time: Between 2 and 21 days

➢ Go to https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/visa-lists/all-work-visas and identify the visa category under which you can hire foreign workers 

➢ To be eligible to hire under certain visa types, you must become an Accredited Employer 

➢ Minimum requirements to get your company accredited:

◦ Pay at least the NZ median wage (unless the position is exempted from this requirement)

◦ Show evidence of your inability to find New Zealanders to fill the role

◦ To become an accredited employer, you can submit an online application using RealMe

➢ Accreditation fee: Between $740 and $3870

➢ Accreditation processing time: 10 business days

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview and make a job offer, then sign an employment contract

➢ Your future employee will receive an email from Immigration NZ containing the link to the visa application form

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Passport

◦ Passport-size picture

◦ Police clearance 

◦ Employment contract 

◦ Copy of job description

◦ Professional diplomas and certificates 

◦ Proof that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) recognizes the applicant’s qualification  

◦ Evidence of previous work experience that is relevant to the job offer 

➢ Application fee: $750

➢ Processing time: 13 days on average

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