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New Zealand Work to Residence Visa

The New Zealand Work to Residence category is a popular way of qualifying for residence in New Zealand, as successful applicants are able use a temporary Work Visa/Permit as a step towards settling in New Zealand permanently.

There are 4 streams in the Work to Residence Policy, all of which are multiple-entry visas allowing permit holders to work in New Zealand for 2 years before being eligible for residence.

Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Policy

Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Work Policy

Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Policy

Long Term Business Visa/Permit Policy

Applicants must also be able to meet the age, health and character requirements for each stream under the New Zealand Work to Residence category, as well as be a bone fide visa applicant.