New Millennium Group Ltd
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Work To Residence Visa

 

There are four different options if you are applying under Work to Residence Instructions:

• Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Instructions – for people with a job offer from an employer who we have accredited.

• Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Work Instructions – for people with exceptional talent in their field of art, culture or sport.

• Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Instructions – for people working in an occupation on our Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL).

• Entrepreneur Work Visa Category – for people wishing to establish a business in New Zealand. For more information and to apply under these instructions, see the Entrepreneur Work Visa Application (INZ 1222) and the Entrepreneur Work Visa Guide (INZ 1221).

If you are successful in applying under Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Instructions, Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Work Instructions or Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Instructions, INZ will grant you a multiple entry work visa current for 30 months.

Accredited Employer work visa

You may be eligible for an Accredited Employer work visa if you are aged 55 years or under. You must have an offer of employment from an accredited employer that is:

• for employment in New Zealand in the employer’s core area of business activity, where the employer will have direct responsibility for your output

• for a period of at least 24 months

• for full-time employment, (that is, it amounts to, on average, at least 30 hours per week)

• current at the time we assess your application, and at the time we grant a visa, and

• for a position with a minimum base salary of NZ$55,000 per annum.

Arts, Culture and Sports work visa

You may be eligible under these instructions if you are aged 55 years or under.

You must show us that you have ‘exceptional talent’ in a declared field of art, culture or sport. We will want to see evidence that:

 • you have an international reputation and record of excellence in your declared field, and

 • you are still prominent in that field, and

 • your presence in New Zealand will enhance the quality of New Zealand’s accomplishments and participation in that field of art, culture or sport.

Also, you must be supported by a New Zealand organisation of national repute in your declared field. A ‘New Zealand organisation of national repute’ is:

• a New Zealand organisation that has a nationally recognised record of excellence in a field of art, culture or sport, or

• a New Zealand organisation that has a nationally recognised record of excellence in fostering exceptional talent in a field of art, culture or sport.

You must also have a sponsor. The sponsor may either be the organisation supporting your application or an individual.

Long Term Skill Shortage List work visa

You may be eligible under these instructions if you are aged 55 years or under.

You must have an offer of employment in New Zealand in an occupation that is included on the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) that meets the specifications for that occupation.

Also, you must be suitably qualified by training and/or experience to undertake your offer of employment, and you must meet any specific requirements set out in the LTSSL. To view the LTSSL, see our website www.immigration.govt.nz/ltssl.

You must also have met, or be able to meet, any of the necessary New Zealand registration requirements if these are required to take up the offer.

 

If your application for a work visa under Work to Residence Instructions is successful, then, after you have held a work visa for 24 months, you may be eligible for a residence class visa. You will have to meet normal residence requirements, such as health and character requirements, as well as meeting the requirements for the instructions you applied under. When you lodge the residence application, you must be in New Zealand. 

 

For more information or need a free assessment, please contact New Millennium Group Ltd.