Immigration NZ Employer Accreditation: Official Advisory

On this page, we list official updates from Immigration NZ regarding Employer Accreditation and AEWV (Accredited Employer Work Visa) Applications.

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REVISED DATES FOR IMMIGRATION NEW ZEALAND ACCREDITED EMPLOYER WORK VISAS ANNOUNCED

Date: 27 October 2021

From 5 July 2022 Immigration NZ is implementing a new compulsory accreditation system for all New Zealand employers who want to employ migrant workers or retain their current migrants. The change includes the introduction of a new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) to replace 6 of the existing temporary work visas.

Applications for employer accreditation under the new policy open on 9 May 2022 & must be completed/approved before 4 July to recruit under the new rules.

  • The new accreditation process involves an employer-led 3-check process including the Job Check.
  • Applications for Job Checks open 9 May 2022. This step precedes the application for the worker.
  • Employers may apply for work visas on the old system until 3 July 2022 latest.
  • From 4 July 2022 applications for work visas will be only available for Accredited Employer.

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KEY DATES FOR ACCREDITATION ANNOUNCED:

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2021.

 

Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa closes to new applications 31 October 2021
Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa closes to new applications 31 October 2021
Applications close for the Silver Fern Practical Experience Visa 31 October 2021
Applications open for AEWV Employer Accreditation 9 May 2022
Applications open for AEWV Job Checks 9 May 2022
Applications close for Essential Skills Work Visa 3 July 2022
Applications open for AEWV Employer Work Visa 4 July 2022

Need Help with Accreditation Processes or Works Visa Applications?

VisaAide and ConsultingHQ are both ready to help employers with all aspects of accreditation, we can support and advise you on a consultancy basis to take care of the entire process for you. Contact Cameron and his team of NZ Licenced Immigration Advisors at VisaAide regarding application processing at Immigration NZ, or the team at ConsultingHQ for HR processes for Employer Accreditation Application.

Use the email links below to make contact easily!