Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) was started by the New Zealand immigration by combining 6 work visas together to make into one simple and effective immigration process. This visa creates a system where the employer doesn’t have to be checked for compliance every year once enrolled in the system and avoids migrant exploitation.

Benefits of applying under Accredited Employer Work Visa:

  • Pathway to apply for residence after two years of working for an accredited employer.
  • Residence visa criteria starts with a base salary of 45000 NZD.
  • Can stay with this visa for up to 24 to 30 months in New Zealand.

To qualify for a work to residence visa under the AEWV category you must:

  • Be 55 years of age and younger.
  • Have a job offer from an accredited employer with:
  • A full time position for a duration of a minimum of 2 years.
  • An annual salary of a minimum of NZ$ 45,000.
  • Have all the occupational requirements for the work position.

Some of the benefits of applying for a work visa in New Zealand are:

  1. English as a language is not a requirement
  2. Application of the work visa does not depend on the applicant's points.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Accredited Employer Work Visa in New Zealand can begin the new process on 4 July 2022. This means that employers will no longer be accredited under the old work to residence accreditation category.

Contact us to know if you are eligible and to receive additional information on how to apply for a visa for New Zealand. Our expert immigration adviser will get in touch with you for a detailed assessment of your profile and can assist you in preparing a solid visa application for New Zealand.