Employer Assistance

Do you need Employer Assistance or are you a Kiwi employer wanting to Hire a Migrant Worker? The very thought of going through Immigration New Zealand (INZ) instructions and policies can seem daunting. Our team of expert Licensed New Zealand Immigration Advisors will get it all sorted for you, help you understand the process, and act on your behalf.


We at Zealand Immigration have worked with employers from different sectors in New Zealand, including IT, hospitality, dairy farming, construction, healthcare, retail, and more. Our advisers understand INZ perspectives and requirements for different sectors provide Employment Advice and work accordingly. We also know that every business is different and so are its needs when it comes to Hiring a Migrant Worker.

Read about our specialist employment advisor division, Zealand Employment.

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If you are an employer in NZ planning to hire migrants, you must get accredited to show you are a viable business and you meet employment and immigration standards. This will enable you to hire migrants on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

This New Zealand Work Visa will replace the Essential Skills Work Visa and Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa.

Accreditation applications for employers will open from 23rd May 2022. There are different types of accreditations depending on the business model, and in some cases, the number of migrants a firm wants to hire.

Once you are accredited, you need to apply for a job check for each job you want to Hire a Migrant Worker. If the job passes the job check the migrant worker can apply for a visa.

The fee for this process varies depending on the type of accreditation you get:

  • Standard accreditation, up to 5 migrants at any one time, is NZD $740.
  • High-volume, 6 or more migrants at any one time, is NZD $1220.
  • The upgrade fee for employers who want to upgrade from standard to high-volume accreditation is NZD $480.
  • Employers wanting to place migrants with controlling third parties is NZD $3870.
  • Franchisees are NZD $1980.
  • The reconsideration of a declined employer accreditation application is NZD $240.


So, if you are an employer planning to Hire a Migrant Worker from onshore and offshore soon, get in touch with us so that our New Zealand Migration Consultants can help you through this process and apply it on your behalf.

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