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New Accredited Employer Work Visa

INZ has provided updates today for the new accredited employer work visa.

We have prepared a Youtube video to help you understand what is changing.

Visas that are being replaced by the AEWV:

1.Essential Skills Work Visa

2.Essential Skills Work Visa – approved in principle

3.Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

4.Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

5.Silver Fern Job Search Visa (closed 7 Oct 2019)

6.Silver Fern Practical Experience Visa

Employer Check

-Standard accreditation: employers with up to 5 migrant workers on AEWVs

-High-volume accreditation: employers with 6 or more migrant workers on AEWVs

Job Check

-The employer holds accreditation and meet the accreditation requirements

-Employment is acceptable e.g. pays market rate, 30 hours per week

-Labour market test will be required, except: - Jobs paying 200 % of the median wage - Jobs paying at, or above, the median wage in regions - Jobs that are on a skills shortage list and pay at, or above, the median wage in cities (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin)

Migrant Check

-Must be requested to apply by the employer

-Details of employment meet the approved job check requirements

-Suitably qualified

-Meet the health, character, and bona fide requirements

Information for this work visa can also be found in the INZ website:

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