New Zealand Immigration Services

If your company, or a company you plan on acquiring, is sending employees to work in New Zealand, Envoy is here to provide New Zealand immigration services and help you navigate the process. Whether your employees are traveling to New Zealand for business, working there full time or require any other type of visa, getting through the necessary steps efficiently and successfully is paramount to you and to us.

Working in New Zealand

The type of visa needed for business-related activities in New Zealand is determined by the country your employee is from, the duration of stay, and the types of business-related activities they will be doing.

Foreign nationals who hold an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card (ABTC) and foreign nationals who travel to Australia as a business visitor are able to do a variety of business-related activities for 90 days without a visa. Additionally, foreign nationals from more than 60 countries, including European Union member states, Canada, and the United States, can travel as a business visitor without a visa for up to 90 days.

With the exception of Australia, generally, all foreign nationals who will be working in New Zealand are required to apply for and secure a visa.

Processing times vary based on the type of visa, so your company should make sure to include visa application processing time when thinking about sending employees abroad to work in New Zealand. There are several different types of work visas for New Zealand, but we’ve listed some common ones below.

Types of Visas

  • Business Visitor Visa
  • Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa
  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Specific Purpose Work Visa
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
  • Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

To figure out which visa your business requires, click below to download our New Zealand fact sheet or click here to set up a consultation.

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