New Zealand offers a wide range of work visas for the skilled and international workers. All are temporary, though some can lead to the residence. Relocating to work in New Zealand can be somehow complicated, and the process of moving your life to another country can often feel overwhelming. Its always recommend applying for a job first as you’re likely to need a job or job offer to support your application when you apply for a resident or temporary work visa in New Zealand. A job offer from a New Zealand employer can also increase the points your chances so that you will be eligible to claim when applying under the Skilled Migrant Category.
Check Is your job on a skill shortage list?
If the applicant has a job offer and his job is on the occupation list along with qualifications and experience, then the applicant can apply for work visa.
If a job is not on a skill shortage list
In this situation, the applicant can apply for an Essential Skills work visa, and your employer will need to provide some information that will demonstrate the efforts they put to hire New Zealand employees. Employers searching for the candidates to hire them in New Zealand but were unsuccessful to find a suitable New Zealand citizen or resident for the position can look to recruit migrant workers.
Work to Residence visas
There are two main types of Work to Residence visa through which you can work in New Zealand and then, after working in the job for at least 24 months, apply for a resident visa.
Long Term Skill Shortage
If an applicant has a permanent or long-term job offer in an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List and your qualifications and experience match, Then applicant can apply for a Work to Residence Visa.
If an applicant has a long-term or permanent job offer from an Immigration New Zealand accredited employer you could apply for a work to residence visa.
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