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The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) lets migrants with job offers from accredited New Zealand employers live and work in New Zealand.
Accredited Employer Work Visa holders can:
To apply for the Accredited Employer Work Visa, candidates must:
In addition to these requirements, suitable New Zealanders must not be available to do the job the employer has offered to the migrant. However, a waiver to this requirement does apply in some cases.
Accredited Employer Work Visa applicants are eligible for one of two residence categories:
To be eligible for a Straight to Residence Visa, the applicant must:
To be eligible for a Work to Residence Visa, the applicant must:
Immigration New Zealand will count acceptable work towards your Work to Residence Visa if the applicant has or had an AEWV or another work visa or Critical Purpose Visitor Visa that was held or applied for before 4 July 2022.
The Green List is an occupation list with 85 hard-to-fill roles in critical sectors of New Zealand’s economy. AEWV applicants don’t have to work in a position on the Green list, but those who do are eligible to fast-track their residence or eligible for a work-to-residence pathway.
The dependent spouses or partners of AEWV visa holders will get a visitor visa to enter New Zealand. Most spouses and partners who want to work in New Zealand must apply for an AEWV in their own right. These applications open in December 2022.
AEWV applicants with children can only support their dependent child’s visitor or student visa if they earn at least NZD43,322.76 each year.
Accredited Employer Work Visa holders who earn at or above New Zealand’s median wage can live and work in New Zealand for up to three years. Those visa holders who earn below the median wage can only live and work in New Zealand for up to two years.
However, eligible AEWV holders can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa or Work to Residence Visa.
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