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Working temporarily in New Zealand

A temporary work visa and/or permit may be granted to candidates if they:
  • have a job offer from a New Zealand employer
  • need to come to New Zealand to work for a specific purpose or event
  • are a student or trainee who wants to work in New Zealand
  • want to join their partner in New Zealand and work.

Certain kinds of temporary work in New Zealand do not require a work visa or permit, for example visits for business negotiations, short-term sales trips, work for official trade missions recognised by the New Zealand government, or work for overseas governments. In these cases, it is possible that a visitor visa or permit will suffice.

All applicants for a temporary work visa or permit must:
  • be in good health and of good character
  • have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the date they are to leave New Zealand
  • be genuine in wanting to work in New Zealand
  • have the right visa for their visit
If the applicant is granted a temporary work permit, they need to meet certain conditions during their stay. They are required to:
    • work in New Zealand in line with the conditions specified in the work permit
    • obey New Zealand's laws
    • stay in New Zealand only for the time allowed by the work permit

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Solicitors appointed by Accurate Immigration are Regulated by the New Zealand Law Society.

The information on this page is intended to be general in nature and should not be construed as applying to the reader's individual set of circumstances. It does not constitute legal advice. Eligibility requirements and the application of laws vary on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, Immigration laws, regulations and policies are always subject to change at any time without advance notice.
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