07 February 2011

New Zealand Visa change for entertainers, performing artists

The application process for entertainers, performing artists and entertainment industry personnel seeking to obtain a work visa under the Specific Purpose or Event Immigration Instructions has changed.

New Zealand Visa

There has been a change to the New Zealand Visa application process for performers.

New forms and guides for this New Zealand Visa have been released.

Before this change, the visa process involved the employers, production companies or promoters seeking guild approval (via a letter of non-objection) prior to lodging their visa application with Immigration New Zealand. However, the intention of the instructions is a ‘silent approval’ process under which there is no obligation to attach a letter of support to a visa application.

In order to apply for this visa a person must fill in the Performing Artists, Entertainers and Entertainment Industry Personnel Work Visa Application, be of good health and character and have an offer of employment/contract or position in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their New Zealand Visa applications to the New Zealand Embassy. 


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