Important information about Changes to temporary work visas - confirmed New Zealand Immigration update
We wanted to let you know some important information about changes to temporary work visas.
The Government is introducing a new temporary work visa called the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). The Accredited Employer Work Visa will be introduced on 1 November 2021 and will replace 6 of the existing temporary work visa categories.
Alongside the Accredited Employer Work Visa, a new employer-led system will be introduced that will generally simplify the application process and make it easier for businesses and regions to fill genuine skills shortages when it is clear that there is no New Zealander available to do the job, or who can be trained up for the role.
Employers will need to be accredited before they can hire a migrant on an Accredited Employer Work Visa.
Learn more about employer accreditation and the new 3-check visa application process on website https://www.immigration.govt.nz/employ-migrants/introducing-new-accreditation-and-single-work-visa/employer-leads-visa-application-process