Other Work Visa Categories

You may apply for a Work Visa under other categories if you meet specific criteria as set out under the General Work Policy.

Specialist Skills

  • This category facilitates the entry of applicants with specialised skills identified as contributing to New Zealand's economic development.
    Read About Specialist Skills Read About Specialist Skills

Ministers of Religion, Missionaries, and Members of Religious Orders

  • Ministers of religion, missionaries or members of a religious orders belonging to a religious denomination or group specifically recognised under immigration policy may qualify for a short-term or a long-term engagement in New Zealand under this category.
     Read More on Work Visas Read More on Work Visas

Interpreters from Japan

  • Interpreters from Japan may be eligible for this category if recruited by a New Zealand employer in a tourism-related industry who can satisfy the NZIS they are unable to obtain suitably qualified New Zealanders.
     More Information for Interpreters More Information for Interpreters

Thai Chefs

Crew of Chartered Foreign Fishing Vessels

  • This Work Visa generally has a maximum 2 year stay for applicants who can provide evidence they hold a contract to work on a vessel in New Zealand.
     More About Visas for Ship Crew More About Visas for Ship Crew

To qualify for one of these other Work Visa categories, applicants must meet all health and character requirements and be a bone fine applicant.

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