New Zealand Work Visas

New Zealand Work Visas

Work visas are for people with a job offer to work in New Zealand temporarily (for up 3 years).

General work visas require a job offer, either in an area of short-term shortage or where a New Zealand employee cannot be found.

There are also special categories of visa for:

  • Special Purpose
  • Crew of chartered foreign fishing vessels
  • Interpreters from Japan
  • Thai chefs
  • Ministers of religion, missionaries, members of religious orders
  • Seasonal workers in the horticulture or viticulture industry.
  • Youth skilled workers (Silver Fern visa)
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