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Towards a great career starting with a post-study open work visa

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We are your Specialist Immigration Practice for Work in New Zealand.
We support employers and migrants with obtaining work visas.

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The new Green List options for a work visa and for fast residence in New Zealand

The new 2022 choices for work visa in New Zealand allow many, especially skilled, migrants a fast pathway to residence. Do not miss out on these opportunities.


 

Work

The Accredited Employer Work Visa is an employer-supported work visa. It requires an employer to be accredited, a Job Check approved to make sure no locals are available, and a suitably qualified migrant
Accredited Employer Work Visa AEWV

Accredited Employer Work Visas can issue for jobs with newly accredited employers, and after a Job Check approval from Immigration NZ that confirms that no locals are available for the role.

AEWV employees must be paid at least $27.76/hr. Some lower paid jobs ($25/hour) are allowed for up to two years in specific industries and job roles, and then require a one-year stand-down offshore.

For residence from AEWV look to SMC Skilled Migrant Category visa options.

Partners need to qualify for their own work visa, or may receive work rights of less than 30 hours/week.


 

Use a KSS score to identify your Career/Brand score for a successful job search and your visa eligibility under AEWV and SMC, for future work or residence.

Green List Fast-Track Residence AEWV

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

There is a list of jobs for which AEWV can be issued, with near-immediate application rights for residence. Minimum qualifications or experience apply or, in some cases, minimum income is required.

Work visa are issued within 30 days.

No employer advertising is required.

Apply for a work visa from July, apply for residence  from September.

Partners have Open Work rights.
 

Green List Work-to-Residence AEWV

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

There is a list of jobs for which AEWV can be issued, with work-to-residence rights.  Minimum qualifications or experience apply or, in some cases, minimum income is required.

All other jobs of AEWV holders that are paid at twice or more of median wage, are included on this Green List.

Apply for residence after two years of work in the job for which the AEWV was issued.

No employer advertising is required.

Partners have Open Work rights.




Use a KSS score to determine the best job path to residence and whether you meet qualification/experience requirements.


 

Residence

Residence visas lead to Permanent Residence visas and then Citizenship
Green List Work-to-Residence

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

There is a list of jobs for which AEWV can be issued, with work-to-residence rights.  Minimum qualifications or experience apply or, in some cases, minimum income is required.

All other jobs of AEWV holders that are paid at twice or more of median wage, are included on this Green List.

Apply for residence after two years of work in the job for which the AEWV was issued.

No employer advertising is required.

Partners have Open Work rights.




Use a KSS score to determine the best job path to residence and whether you meet qualification/experience requirements.

Green List Fast-Track Residence

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

There is a list of jobs for which AEWV can be issued, with near-immediate application rights for residence. Minimum qualifications or experience apply or, in some cases, minimum income is required.

Work visa are issued within 30 days.

No employer advertising is required.

Apply for a work visa from July, apply for residence  from September.

Partners have Open Work rights.

SMC Skilled Migrant Category


This is a point-based system that recognizes skills, age and qualification (expected to re-open late 2022).

It does not require employer support or any specific job, it is centric to the migrant and their unique contribution to New Zealand.

The correct calculation of SMC points is essential for a successful application, especially for the recognition of experience and qualifications achieved overseas




Use a KSS score for an early heads up on SMC score and eligibility for residence under SMC


 

Study

Post- study Work Visas are Open Work visas for students who studied in NZ
1 Year Post-Study Work Visas

You study a Level 7 non-Bachelor/non-degree qualification when the study is linked to a Green List job, and the study is at least 30 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

You study any Post-Graduate Diploma or Bachelor qualification, when studied 30 
weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).



Use a KSS Kiwi Success Score report to make sure you invest in the correct study pathways to achieve your future work and residence visa objectives.

2 Years Post-Study Work Visas

Bachelor when studied 60 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).







Use a KSS score to determine the best job path to residence

3 Year Post-Study Work Visas

Bachelor when studied 90 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

Masters Level 9 (both course-work and research) and PhD Level 10, when studied at least 30 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

Bring your family with you, when you study at Level 9 and 10.







Other visas to New Zealand exist, i.e. visitor, investor, parents, retirement, and we will be strong and effective advocates for your case


We represent our clients forcefully at Immigration NZ and the Immigration & Protection Tribunal

Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM

Member, NZ Order of Merit
JurDr, PhD, MBA, MSAM, LLM, GD Immigration, GD Prof Coaching,
Licensed Immigration Adviser, Law Professor


Managed by Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, our group of licensed immigration advisers understands business. Jens has managed and led large global firms for decades and knows first-hand the importance of recruiting the best migrants from the global talent pool. 

Whether you are a migrant looking to realize your professional ambitions in New Zealand or a business wanting to recruit highly qualified migrants from overseas, we know the process, we understand the New Zealand immigration and law requirements, and we are easy to work with.

We are foremost business leaders who know how to solve your immigration challenges, and we deliver superb outcomes to you.

We are your specialist partner for global recruitment and immigration advice. Reach out and BOOK an informal chat with Jens.


Meet the Team

We offer you advice and support from a very hard-working group of superbly qualified and experienced independently practicing immigration professionals

Cathi Fourie

LIA, ex Cape Town
Practice Director
South Africa

Bhvana Kaul

LIA, ex New Delhi
Practice Director
South East Asia

Ava Sanchez

LIA, ex Bogota
Practice Director
South America

Cherie Baird

LIA, ex Auckland
Practice Director
Work Visa/ Accreditation