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New employer accreditation and work visa

 

The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) is a temporary work visa being introduced on 4 July 2022. You must be accredited to hire migrant workers on an AEWV.

New employer accreditation and work visa

Steps to hiring migrants on the AEWV

There are 3 steps to hiring a migrant on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV): accreditation, the job check, and the migrant check. You can apply for accreditation and job check from 9 May 2022.

 

Accreditation: what you need to commit to

To hire migrants on the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) you must meet standard requirements and commitments which vary depending on the level of accreditation you need.

Labour market test

The labor market test (LMT) helps ensure New Zealanders get the first chance in the job market ahead of Accredited Employer Work Visa applicants.

(source: Immigration New Zealand)