New Zealand Work to Residence Visa


The New Zealand Work to Residence category enables you to work temporarily in New Zealand as the first step towards gaining permanent residence there.

With this New Zealand Visa you will initially be able to work in New Zealand for up to 30 months. You can apply for permanent New Zealand residency after 2 years.

To be eligible for a New Zealand Work to Residence Visa you must be qualified in an occupation that is in demand in New Zealand; or have exceptional skills in sport or the arts; or your employer be accredited to recruit staff from overseas.

Your eligibility for this New Zealand Visa is also based on:

Visit Am I Eligible? for more information.

Depending on your application, Visa First can organise this New Zealand Sponsorship Visa in just three weeks.

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Or click here to fill out the online NZ Visa registration form