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 an Immigration New Zealand accredited employer, which allows you to employ skilled migrant workers without having to check whether there are New Zealanders who can do the work.  

 

With this option, you can:

  • employ migrant workers for an initial term of 30 months; and

  • support their pathway to residence.

 

Your employees are then able to apply for residence after working for 24 months continuously. Click here for more information on how to become an accredited employer.