Temporary Visas

Since the start of the pandemic, we have experienced major disruption and change to New Zealand’s temporary visa framework. The acceptance and processing of all temporary visas was suspended during the two years or so that the border was closed, but these have now fully resumed after a period of transition throughout the second half of 2022.

A major change to work visas was introduced in July 2022, introducing a new mandatory employer accreditation for any employer wishing to support migrants on work visas. With a change in government in late 2023, we are seeing additional changes and tweaks being made to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) framework at all gateways; employer accreditation, job check and visa application. The government has also indicated that there will be further amendments to the framework over the course of 2024, and we will post more about this as Immigration New Zealand implement these changes.

You can read more about the Accredited Employer Work Visa framework here.

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