Essential Skills work visas have changed

Immigration New Zealand has changed the way in which they assess Essential Skills work visas.

If you earn $25.50/hour or more:

  • You may be eligible to apply for a three year work visa
  • You may be able to support your partner for an open work visa or a visitor visa
  • You may be able to support your dependent children for a student or visitor visa
  • Your employer will not need to liaise with Work & Income

If you earn less than $25.50/hour:

  • You will only be eligible to apply for a six month work visa
  • You will only be able to support your partner for a visitor visa
  • You may be able to support your dependent children for a student or visitor visa
  • Your employer must liaise with Work & Income

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *