Work Visas

Individuals with sought-after skills and experience to join New Zealand’s workforce are in high demand.

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Work Visas Explained


If you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer and the right skills, experience, and qualifications for the role, this visa may suit you. Your employer must be accredited and have a valid job check for the offered role. If granted, your visa will be granted for up to 36 months.


Before your current work visa expires, you must renew or apply for a further temporary visa to allow you to work and stay longer in New Zealand. If your current work visa no longer fits your current circumstances, you will need to vary your visa conditions or apply for a new work visa.


Other categories of work visas may be suitable for you. Depending on your eligibility, you may apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa, Post-study Work Visa, Special Work Visa, or Working Holiday Visa. If you have a partner in New Zealand, you may also apply for Partnership Work Visa.

Other Visa Services


A student visa allows you to participate in an eligible course of study, travel in and out of New Zealand and also work part-time.

Residency Visas

Wide open spaces, affordable housing and a sunny climate are just some of the reasons why New Zealand residency is at such a premium.

Family Visas

Your entire family may also be able to take advantage of the country’s welcoming culture, world-class education and healthcare, and laid-back approach to life.

Employer Solutions

Working In has thousands of overseas workers committed to a move to New Zealand. They’re qualified and have their visa process already confirmed.

We’ve helped thousands of people find their happy place

“I don’t even know where to begin to thank Monika, Candy, Gabriella and Paul for their help with me obtaining my AEWV. It all started with a video call with Paul almost a year ago..."

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“The team at Working In did a fantastic job at securing our visas under circumstances which would have made us give up if we hadn't had Zinny and the team supporting us..."

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Working In has been an invaluable partner in our immigration journey, especially during these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the moment we engaged their services, they went above and beyond..."

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“From the first meeting and all the way through, Working In was so helpful and positive, and keep us in the loop all the way through. Their professionalism..."

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Working In is a team of professional and friendly people who provided excellent service and guidance to us since Day 1. The whole process of job searching..."

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“Had a great experience with Working In. Supported through every stage of my migration journey! Thorough knowledge of the industry, clear objectives from the start..."

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Working In was a real game changer for us. We have always been interested in moving the family to New Zealand and have spent a lot of time, on and off..."

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“I am extremely pleased with Working In and specifically with the management of my visa needs. A pleasure to work with. Very professional..." 

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“The main reason we chose our candidate when we were recruiting was because they were ready to make the move and were further down the journey..."

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“The whole process was straightforward and streamlined. We're so grateful for how clearly Working In communicated with us - it made things very easy..." 

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