Accredited Employer Work Visa
AEWV allows skilled workers from overseas to fill shortages where New Zealanders are not available to do the work. The applicant must be in good health and character. The applicant must receive an employment offer from an Accredited Employer, with a minimum of 30 hours of work (or more) per week at a market-rate salary, along with a job token. Partners of a New Zealand work visa holder, resident visa holder, or citizen can apply for a work visa based on a relationship scheme.
Skilled Migrant Category Visa
This is the category most people migrate under. It is a point-based system. Points are awarded for age, qualifications, and work experience. Bonus points are awarded for several other key elements, which vary from time to time.
Regardless of your qualifications, you can still be eligible to emigrate to NZ if you are highly skilled and experienced. As per Immigration New Zealand guidelines, examples of highly skilled workers are tradesmen, chefs, teachers, doctors, IT and communication workers, farmers, healthcare workers, and engineers.
If you score over 180 points, you can migrate without a job offer. If you score under 180, you will usually need a job offer to qualify. We’ll show you how to prepare for the New Zealand job market before looking for a job.