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New Zealand Talent Work Visa

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The New Zealand Talent (Arts, Cultural and Sport) Work Policy is for people with exceptional talent in a field of art, culture or sport who have sponsorship for a visa from a New Zealand art, cultural or sporting organisation.

This policy provides for a temporary multiple-entry 30 month Work Visa/Permit which has the potential to lead to permanent residence as part of the Work to Residence category.

To be eligible under this policy you must:

To have exceptionable talent in a field of art, culture or sport you must be able to prove:

An organisation of national repute is one which is recognised in New Zealand as having a record of excellence and a reputation of fostering exceptional talent in a field of art, culture and sport.

Talent Residence

A New Zealand Permanent Residence Visa can be obtained under the Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Residence Policy if you meet the following work requirements.

To be eligible you must:

Your organisation must agree to sponsor you for residence, and this includes an undertaking by an eligible personal sponsor to provide you with financial support and accommodation during the first 2 years of residence, should this be necessary.

Permanent residence in New Zealand will only be granted if you satisfy all visa work requirements of this Talent Policy, and you are considered by New Zealand Immigration to be a bona fide visa holder.