What is New Zealand’s Accredited Employer Work Visa?

New Zealand’s Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a temporary visa that enables migrants to move to the country if they have an offer from an accredited employer. By entering the country on an AEWV, you may be able to fast-track your application for residency. How does this temporary visa work, and does it make it easier or harder to enter the country?

How The AEWV Works

As a South African who is thinking of emigrating to New Zealand, you may qualify for an AEWV if you have an offer from an accredited employer. You also need to be able to prove that you have the qualifications for the job, and your prospective employer needs to be able to prove that they are unable to fill the position from the local labour pool. In some cases, it can fast-track the residency process, provided certain conditions apply. The visa is valid for up to three years if you are being paid at or above the New Zealand median wage, and for up to two years if you are being paid at or below the median wage.

Will The AEWV Make It Harder To Immigrate to New Zealand?

On the whole, the AEWV makes moving to New Zealand easier. The AEWV streamlines the process of migrating from South Africa to New Zealand. In the first place, it makes it easier for New Zealand businesses to employ people for key positions. It also simplifies the application process and shortens or bypasses the labour market tests for high-paid positions. Provided that you, as a potential migrant, have the necessary qualifications, and your prospective employer is accredited, this visa makes the process a great deal more accessible. 

Tri-Nations Migrations specialises in assisting South Africans with specialist immigration advice services to help those who are looking to move to Australia or New Zealand. Our systems and procedures assist you in collating the necessary supporting documentation to enable us to lodge a successful residence application in the shortest possible timeframe. If you believe that you have essential skills that New Zealand needs, and you have an offer from an accredited employer in New Zealand, then Tri-Nations Migrations can help you with your Accredited Employer Work Visa application. Contact us for more information.

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