If you are a New Zealand citizen or resident, who has been a New Zealand resident for at least three years, you may be eligible to sponsor your parents to come and live with you in New Zealand under Parent Category.
If you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer,you may apply under the Essential Skills work category. The employer will need to show that no New Zealand citizens or residents are available to do the job, either by:
showing that the job is included in one of the Essential Skills In Demand Lists; or
providing evidence that they have genuinely tried to find a New Zealand worker to fill the position.
In addition, you must be appropriately qualified by training or experience to take up the position
This can be prooved with the submission of evidence such as newspaper or job portal advertisement, a labour market check etc.
Partners of New Zealand citizens or residence class visa holders may be granted a work visa provided that:
they are living together in a genuine and stable relationship and
the New Zealand partner intends to be in New Zealand for the same period of time applied for by the applicant; and
complies with the minimum requirements for recognition of partnerships and
meets the character requirements for partners supporting ‘partnership-based temporary entry applications’ ; and
is an eligible partner under residence family category instructions.
Partners of people granted work visas (including visas granted under Entrepreneur Work Visa Category instructions) allowing a stay in New Zealand of more than six months may apply for and be granted a multiple entry work visa.
people granted student visas to study for a level 7 or higher qualifications in an area of absolute skill shortage as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List or
people granted student visas to study towards postgraduate qualifications;
may apply for and be granted a multiple entry work visa under these instructions.
An applicant may be eligible for a subsequent work visa if they have undertaken and completed a second higher qualification that is a New Zealand level seven qualification and they:
have studied that qualification in New Zealand for at least one academic year; and had commenced a programme of study towards that New Zealand qualification on or before 26 November 2012.
A work visa without a job offer can be applied for the following categories.
1. Graduate Job Search
2. Partners of New Zealand Citizen or residence class visa holders
3. Partners of some Student Visa holders and Work visa holders
4. Working Holiday Scheme
5. Silver Fern Job Search visa
6.Entrepreneur Work visa
Immigration Instructions can be very complex at times and changing frequently, It becomes hard to determine the correct policy under which an applicant should lodge an application or whether they meet the requirement under the particular instructions.
A Licensed immigration Advisor is awarded a license after meeting all the requirements set by Immigration Advisers Authority, a regulatory body of New Zealand Government setup under Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 to to promote and protect the interests of consumers receiving immigration advice, and to enhance the reputation of New Zealand as a migration destination, by providing for the regulation of persons who give immigration advice.
If Immigration New Zealand has any reason to suspect that the application has been submitted by an adviser who does not hold a licence, INZ is empowered to refuse to accept your application. If you provide false or misleading information by failing to declare that an unlicensed adviser has submitted your application, the application may be declined on character grounds. It is an offence to provide false or misleading information to an immigration officer.