accredited employer work visas

Immigration new zealand work visa requirements for skilled, essential & critical workers

employer accreditation is to become mandatory in New Zealand in 2022

ConsultingHQ can manage the HR processes required for Immigration NZ Accreditation.

Immigration New Zealand announced in 2019 that employers would be required to complete the accreditation process to employ skilled workers from overseas. Initially, this was to be completed in 2020, then pushed out to 2021 amid a number of rolling changes to the process and requirements for specific visas and is now 2022.

The process is a combination of HR Process establishment and implementation, along with the management of your application through the Immigration NZ process for approval. Thousands of businesses have yet to complete the process, which means that as the deadline approaches, there is sure to be a rush of applications – meaning lengthy delays following your application.

ConsultingHQ works with partner business VisaAide to handle both the HR Processes and the Visa Application – without needing much time from you, the business owner.

Immigration NZ Accreditation Process




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Employer Accreditation:

  • HR Audit & Recommendations
  • Employment Agreement Review
  • Policy & Procedures Manual Review
  • Position Descriptions & Key Performance Indicators
  • Organisational Chart
  • New Employee Induction Process
  • Training & Development Plans
  • Health & Safety Audit
  • Migrant Worker Arrival & Induction Process
  • Immigration NZ Application Filing & Followups.


We Manage The Entire Process From Start to Finish.

While you carry on running your business.

Employers are busy! The Accreditation Process is complicated and time-consuming and frustrating. If you make errors on your application, you’ll get bumped to the bottom of the pile. Any process changes made during your resulting wait time could mean further delays and reapplications. Having ConsultingHQ and VisaAide complete the process for you after an initial brief is cost effective and time efficient – and you won’t have to spend hours creating processes & completing expert paperwork in an area where you are not an expert (and where you are not required to have expertise outside of this application)!

The best part is – auditing and editing your HR Processes does mean a better run business is one of the outcomes, which of course is the goal of Employer Accreditation – well run businesses with excellent processes employing skilled workers and scaling their productivity.


Find out more about employer accreditation

what our clients say

We’re in our 3rd year now of using Tanya and her team at Consulting HQ to assist us with all matters pertaining to HR, including employment contracts, procedures and policy manuals, performance management, performance reviews, training opportunities etc.

I’ve always found her services to be professional and understanding of our community needs, which is very important to me. Tanya has been great support through some of the tricky minefields of HR, and not only to me, but also to the Team Managers and in fact and she has built a solid rapport with the whole team – it’s been virtually like having an in-house HR Manager

We follow a structured monthly catch up routine, plus quarterly visits where she will visit our premises and catch up with all the staff one-to-one. She provides frank and honest feedback and guidance which I have found very valuable, and often containing information that I would not have been able to obtain myself directly.

Documentation is managed for us by her team and shared online which works really well too.

Lincoln Thomas, Managing Director Unex Systems

Last year I asked ConsultingHQ to audit the management structure for our company which was undergoing a period of growth.

The ConsultingHQ team looked at the present management structure, interviewed the current managers and also some of the reporting staff, and came up with some very practical suggestions for an improved structure. We have implemented his recommendations and find our management much improved.

During the review we identified a manager that was not in the appropriate role. ConsultingHQ worked with them to assist with aspects of their responsibilities in a very structured and effective manner. When the manager decided to move on, the transition was managed in a mutually beneficial way.

They organised a replacement manager through ConsultingHQ’s sister company RecruitNZ using their knowledge of the company and the role. This process was also handled very satisfactorily.

Biomarine Ltd

Delighted With The Service

After having a couple of failed job placements, I was wary of using another Recruitment company. But after engaging the teams at RecruitNZ and ConsultingHQ I have not looked back!

In combining the HR and Lean Consulting with Tanya and her team at ConsultingHQ, they totally understand how we tick as an organisation and have filled every position successfully to date and found the perfect person for the role every time!

Very professional, helpful trustworthy team that do an exceptional job! Would highly recommend to anyone.

Reuben Beatson – Astro Ltd