VisaView will enable employers to check potential employees have a New Zealand Visa and the right to work in the country.
22 September 2010
VisaView launched to help employers check job applicants have New Zealand Visa
Immigration New Zealand has launched an online system to help employers check if job applicants are entitled to work in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Visa checking system is called VisaView, and employers must register before they will be able to check a prospective employee’s entitlement to work.
Employers can check job applicants’ entitlement simply by providing information such as a passport number and the last name of the applicant. VisaView will check against the Department of Labour’s database and in most cases provide the employer with a "Yes" or "No" answer, together with any specific work conditions that may apply.
VisaView is free to use and will provide a real-time response in the majority of cases.
VisaView also maintains a history of enquiries you have made, which will be a useful way for employers to demonstrate due diligence in relation to compliance with requirements of the Immigration Act 2009, which comes into effect on 29 November 2010.
More information about employer obligations under the Immigration Act 2009 can be found here.