Important AEWV Update: Get Expert Guidance

The government is bringing in immediate changes to the Accredited Employer Worker Visa, which it says will help protect migrants from exploitation and address unsustainable net migration.

Are you involved in the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) program, either as an employer, applicant, or simply someone looking to stay informed?

What's Changed?

  • For Applicants (ANZSCO Skill Levels 4 & 5): Raising the Bar - You'll now need to demonstrate at least 3 years of relevant work experience or a level 4 qualification (NZQF) to qualify.
  • English Language Testing: Proficiency in English is mandatory.

For Employers:

  • Stricter Requirements: You'll need to verify applicants meet the new minimum skill requirements and ensure they have the necessary English language skills (for ANZSCO skill levels 4 & 5 roles).
  • Shorter Stays for Certain Roles: The maximum visa length and total stay in New Zealand are reduced for some ANZSCO level 4 & 5 jobs (typically 2 years with a potential 1-year extension).
  • Increased Responsibilities: New obligations include a 30-hour minimum workweek requirement for AEWV workers and reporting migrant departures earlier than previously required.

Navigating the Updates:

Professional Visa Solutions can help everyone involved in the AEWV process!

  • Applicants: We can assess your qualifications and guide you on meeting the new requirements.
  • Employers: We offer support with verifying applicant skills, navigating the English language requirement, and adhering to all employment regulations.
  • Everyone: We'll provide clear explanations of the changes and their potential implications.

Don't let these updates create confusion. Schedule a consultation today and ensure a smooth AEWV journey!

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