Services for Employers

When employing migrants it is important to be aware that the process is very different to employing New Zealand citizens, and can be quite complicated and time consuming.  We offer professional advice and assistance to ensure you are on the right track with regard to immigration law.

 

We can assist you in minimising the hassle of dealing with immigration matters by taking care of the administration work for you and can communicate with Immigration New Zealand on your behalf, this may include the following:

 

  • Applications in relation to obtaining your accredited status or approval in principle to recruit overseas workers; 

 

  • Applications in relation to your employees who require immigration services either for work or resident visas, as well as applications in relation to their partners and children (if any).

We also provide secretarial services for employers and employees if required.

Employer Accreditation

We can assist you with becoming accredited under the Accredited Employer Work Visa category in order to hire migrants.  This is a three-step process.  The first two steps are completed by the employer - obtaining initial accreditation, then submitting the position to Immigration New Zealand as a Job Check for approval.  Upon approval, the position can then be offered to the migrant, who will complete the final step of applying for an Accredited Employer Work Visa using the Job Check number Immigration New Zealand has given you.  

With certain exceptions, a successful Job Check is subject to criteria such as making genuine attempts to recruit New Zealanders for the position and meeting remuneration thresholds.  Some occupations also offer a potential pathway to residency for the migrant.

Employer accreditation types include:

  • Standard

  • High-volume

  • Franchisee

  • Controlling third party

 

We can also assist with upgrades from standard to high-volume and reconsiderations of a declined application.  For more information on becoming accredited, please click here.