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Work Permit: Specialist Skill

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The Specialist Skill Work Permit category was designed to facilitate the entry of specialist skill applicants with the potential to contribute to New Zealand's economic development.

From 1 July 2001, national representative organisations or industries in New Zealand have been able to make submissions to the New Zealand Immigration Service requesting special provisions allowing the employment of such applicants.

These organisations or industries must be able to:

To qualify for a Specialist Skill Work Permit the employer in New Zealand will need to be able to satisfy all of the above criteria, and have the terms of the permit accepted by the NZIS.