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Who Are We?

Immigration Consultancies is an Auckland-based immigration consultancy firm that handles the planning and submission process of all kinds of Study, Resident and Work Visa for New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

For over 20 years, ICL has dealt with thousands of applications. Will yours be the next application we secure?

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WORK VISA

In most cases, you must first secure a Work Visa before you can legally work, live and earn money within a particular country. And you must ensure you apply for the correct Work Visa for your unique needs.

Work Visas are a legal requirement introduced by the New Zealand government to selectively permit foreign individuals to carry out work-related activities in New Zealand.

To legally work in New Zealand, you must either have an official full-time job offer (to apply for an Essential Skills Work Visa) or have a partner that is already living and working in New Zealand (to apply for a Partnership-Based Work Visa).

Without a Work Visa, you are not legally authorised by the local government to work and earn money in New Zealand.

If you wish to apply for a Work Visa, reach out to one of our immigration consultants by email () or call us at 09 369 1681 or 021 039 1964 today.

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What Is a Work Visa?

  • A Work Visa simply refers to a permit or a legal authorisation provided by the local government giving a foreign individual the right to carry out work-related activities in New Zealand, Australia or Canada.
  • Essential Skills Work Visa: You can apply for an Essential Skills Work Visa if you have been offered a full-time job and hold the relevant qualifications and experience to successfully carry out your duties in said job.
  • Once your visa is granted, you can support the visa applications of your partner and dependent children, and conduct your work-related responsibilities for up to three years depending on the salary offered by your employer.
  • Partnership-Work Visa: You can apply for a Partnership-Based Work Visa if you wish to join your partner in New Zealand. This is an open Work Visa, which means your visa is not attached to a particular employer and allows you to freely change your position, workplace or employer.
  • The permitted length of your stay in New Zealand depends on you and your partner’s previous living arrangements. If you have been living with your partner longer than 12 months, you can get a 2-year Partnership-Based Work Visa. If you have lived with your partner less than 12 months, you can get a 1-year Partnership-Based Work Visa.
  • Please contact our licensed advisors to learn more about the specific types of evidence required by Partnership Visa applications.
    Prior to the expiration of the visa, you can apply for residence based on your partnership.
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  • Please contact our licensed advisors to learn more about the specific types of evidence required by Partnership Visa applications.
    Prior to the expiration of the visa, you can apply for residence based on your partnership.

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    Who Needs a Work Visa?

    If you are a foreign individual seeking employment in New Zealand, you will need to apply for a Work Visa.

    Simply put, to legally work in New Zealand you must either be offered a full-time job opportunity by a New Zealand employer or have a partner already working and living in New Zealand.

    If your circumstances are different (e.g. you are a business owner or a self-employed individual) then you too need to be granted a legal permit to conduct regular work activities within New Zealand.

    If you are unsure whether you need a Work Visa or which kind of Work Visa is required, we recommend speaking to one of our immigration visa specialists.

    The Typical Work Visa Application Process

    First, you need to gather all the documentation required for your Work Visa application. In many cases, this entails a combination of relevant job qualifications, an offer of employment by a New Zealand-based employer and any other necessary documentation to support your application.

    At ICL, we cover every area of the application, and provide thousands of potential New Zealand migrants with visa application services each year.
    Once you have compiled the necessary documents and completed the relevant forms, you can submit your application for review. Then, you simply wait for a decision.

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    In some cases, you may be asked for further supporting documentation. This can cause significant delays that can be highly stressful if you do not have professional guidance.

    During the review, the visa regulatory body can decide to either deny entry to New Zealand or grant your Work Visa.

    If you wish to apply for a Work Visa, reach out to one of our immigration consultants by email () or call us at 09 369 1681 or 021 039 1964 today.

    How Long Does It Take to Get a Work Visa?

    • In some cases, the regulatory body can ask for further supporting documentation. These documents can be related to anything from your current financial situation to additional qualifications needed as part of your new job in New Zealand.
    • Benefits of Submitting Your Visa Application through ICL
    • Applying for a Work Visa can be a daunting process, especially if it is your first time applying for such a legal work document.
    • When applying for a Work Visa, you want to get everything right the first time. To significantly increase your chances of a successful Work Visa application, we highly recommend you seek the services of a professional.
    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A WORK VISA

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    I am extremely happy to recommend ICL and Nirmala K Murthy. They have helped me get three visas successfully [...] they are amazing and I would recommend them to everyone!

    Jesse John

    I am extremely happy to get our resident visas approved! Thanks to the ICL team and Nirmala for working with us patiently to get our resident visas under the SMC

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    I had a very warm welcome from ICL [...] The service was excellent. On every step of my visa process ICL was there with me. I would like to recommend ICL for your next visa, thank you so much ICL!

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    Lovely team, fantastic experience with the immigration advisers at ICL Immigration for our NZ resident Visa. Thanks team! 5 stars!

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    I'd like to thank ICL Immigration from the bottom of my heart for helping me with my work visa. I will trust ICL with all my future visas and recomend them to everyone who needs any help with a visa or other immigration matters

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    FAQ

    WHAT IS A WORK VISA

    A Work Visa simply refers to a permit or a legal authorisation provided by the local government giving a foreign individual the right to carry out work-related activities in New Zealand, Australia or Canada.

    WHY SHOULD I HIRE AN IMMIGRATION ADVISER TO HELP ME WITH MY APPLICATION?

    The immigration process for NZ can be stressful; your plans for your life and your family depend on the outcome, and it’s something you want to get right the first time. Hiring an expert on your side can mean the difference between making the experience an exciting new chapter in your life or one marked by tension and anxiety.

    WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE ICL IMMIGRATION?

    Firstly, unlike lawyers who bill hourly and other licensed advisers who might charge you based on the time spent on your file, we think it’s fair you know the cost before you start your visa application. We quote you our standard fee at the start, and there are no hidden costs or additional invoices. We also have years of experience, and being immigrants ourselves – we understand and care about our client’s immigration journey.

    HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

    We welcome in-person consultations that are free of charge and recommend that you come into our office to meet us face to face. Our office is centrally located in the Auckland CBD. Please give us a call on 021 039 1964 or fill out our contact form on our page, and we will call you back as soon as we can.