Frequently Asked Questions about working in and moving to New Zealand

We’re here for any questions

Our expert team know the ins and outs of the recruitment, visa and moving process. They are available to answer any questions you may have so don’t hesitate to get in touch. We have also listed some of our most commonly asked questions below.

Where do I start?

No Visa without a Job, no Job without a Visa. Frustrating, isn’t it? It doesn’t have to be! A good place to start is with a Free Visa Appraisal which will tell you your chances of moving.

We break you through the red tape by pre-screening your Visa eligibility, and vouching for you when you apply for jobs. After your Job and Visa are sorted, we have a team of expert partners prepared to help you make the move.

Start the process, Get a free visa appraisal here or start searching for approved jobs here.

After joining, how long will it take before I am able to move to New Zealand?

This depends on your individual circumstances but we generally say between 3 – 6 months. This includes getting your New Zealand registration, securing you a job and the visa application process. The best thing to do to speed things along is to get job ready. That means starting the application process and getting your visa eligibility assessment completed. If you are not quite ready to make the move yet but you are interested, we can get the process underway for you without pressure or obligation to proceed until you are ready to take the next step.

How will my interviews with employers be conducted?

We schedule your interviews for you at a time that best suits you and the employer. These are conducted via Zoom, Skype or Facetime.

Does my CV have to be in a specific format for New Zealand?

Our team will give you all the help you need with CV formatting and we have a template available to ensure you are presented to employers in the best possible way.

Do I need references when applying for jobs in New Zealand?

Yes, we need references to support a job application. We will carry our initial reference checks via email with referees supplied with your consent.

What fees will I incur for your services?

Our recruitment services are completely FREE. We will support you in getting prepared, making sure you are job ready, present you to employers and secure you a role in your preferred location. We will advise and support you along the way. Our visa service and applicable Immigration NZ fees will be explained to you in detail by one of our licensed immigration advisers.

What annual leave am I entitled to in NZ?

On average New Zealand workers are entitled to four weeks annual leave, however, some professions may receive more. There are 11 public holidays throughout the year (otherwise known as bank holidays in the UK).

How much input and information will I have in terms of location?

Our team will listen to your situation, your needs and your desired lifestyle. From here we discuss your options subject to job opportunities and help you make an informed decision on where might suit you best. Alternatively, if you are open to any location, we can explore opportunities nationwide.

Are my partner and children able to join me from the get-go?

You will have a Licensed Immigration Adviser assigned to manage your process from start to finish. They will take care of any additional applications to ensure your spouse and children are able to make journey with you.

How do I enquire about my partners work and visa for New Zealand?

We are happy to chat with your partner to discuss their employment options for NZ and potentially assist in securing them a role. Our visa team will manage their visa application alongside yours as the principal applicant.

Does New Zealand allow domestic animals entry?

Yes, our team can recommend some specialist international pet transfer companies when you are ready.

Do you have a preferred moving company to help me with my move?

Yes, our team our team can recommend some experienced international recloation companies that can safely move your furniture and possessions to New Zealand.

What is the price of housing in New Zealand?

House prices and rent will vary greatly depending on the location you decide to move to. Our team will be able to guide you on this and offer some useful points of contact.

How do I arrange my finances, phone and banking for New Zealand?

Our team will happily explain your options. We can introduce you to trusted contacts that can help you with your finances and banking.

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