Become An Accredited Employer NZ

Are you interested in hiring skillful migrant workers from around the world? An Accredited Employer NZ work visa is the current pathway. ASIC is here to guide you on how to become an INZ accredited employer and hire workforce from around the world.

People seeking new opportunities are drawn to New Zealand because of its diversified landscapes, exciting culture, and thriving economy. The New Zealand government has implemented various channels to guarantee the influx of competent workers who can support the country’s growth as immigration trends continue to change.

The Accredited Employer Scheme is one such route. It is a program created to speed up the procedure for both employers and potential immigrants.

Auckland South Immigration Consultants have the specialised knowledge needed to guide you regarding employer-accreditation process, accredited employers benefits and the Job Check advantage so you can secure top employees for the bright future of your business.

Accredited Employer Work Visa Details & Requirements

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has released guidelines stating that as of July 4, 2022, all New Zealand employers must get accreditation if they intend to employ foreign workers. After receiving accreditation, they can proceed with the recruitment process by posting job openings and carrying out job checks.

Accredited Employer NZ

In New Zealand, employer accreditation is crucial for the hiring of skilled migrant workers. It also ensures that both companies and employees follow the regulations. For the hiring process to be viable, compliant, and transparent, there are several procedures and requirements from the INZ to be followed.

Employer accreditation work visa lays the foundation for effective hiring. It enhances the relationship between the business and the skilled migrant employees they wish to hire. The hiring procedure is streamlined, and workforce development is encouraged. It also supports New Zealand’s efforts to draw and keep top talent for its expanding economy.

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There are certain things to keep in mind before hiring a foreign workforce. Those details are as follows.

Determine Accreditation Types

Employers must first choose the right form of accreditation based on their recruiting requirements. There are four different types:

  1. Standard Employer: Appropriate for companies looking to hire up to 5 qualified migrant employees.
  2. High Volume Employers: Employers who want to hire six or more skilled migrant workers fall under this category
  3. Franchisee: Franchisees must obtain Franchisee accreditation, and there is no cap on the number of workers they may hire.
  4. Controlling Third Party: Applicable to employers who place migrants with third parties and have no limit on the number of skilled migrant workers they can hire.

The Process to Follow

In New Zealand, there are three phases to hiring a foreign worker.

Obtaining Employer Accreditation: An employer can apply for accreditation through Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This involves meeting certain requirements and demonstrating your dedication to fair hiring practices. After being accredited, you may prove that you are qualified to employ international labour.

Job Advertising and Check: To demonstrate that you have made an effort to hire locals first, advertise the job opening in New Zealand. After that, run a job search to ensure no suitable New Zealanders or residents with NZ citizenship and passport are available for the position. This action displays your dedication to putting local talent first.

Offer and Visa Application: Finally, you can make a job offer to the selected foreign worker after completing the preceding stages. After submitting the needed paperwork, which includes the employment offer and other details, they can apply for the proper work visa through INZ. The procedure of applying for a visa guarantees that the person is qualified to work in New Zealand.

INZ will verify if the chosen candidate fulfils the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) criteria and possesses the skills and experience as advertised. Upon successful completion of all three stages, the migrant worker will be granted an Accredited Work Visa.

Assessment Processing

Candidates will be assessed by an automated cross-check against data available to the general public or kept on file by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE).

If INZ believes the details you have supplied are inadequate or if more information is needed, they will get in touch with you. On occasion, you could be required to upload papers ahead of time rather than waiting for an INZ request.

If you have a standard accreditation, your job quota will allow you to fill up to five positions. When a job check is approved, each job quota is used. When a migrant worker’s visa expires, gets revoked, or receives a modification allowing them to work for a different company, the employment quota availability is replenished.

Multiple positions may be included in a single employment check for identical job positions. A job check is valid for six months or until you lose your accreditation, whichever comes first.

There are no restrictions on the number of Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) holders you can employ simultaneously if you hold a controlling third-party, franchisee, or high-volume accreditation.

Accreditation necessitates adherence to immigration and employment standards by you and any key individuals within your organisation. Failure to comply could result in penalties, temporary suspensions, or permanent bans.

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Contact us for more information on the NZ visa and job check fees which are regulated by Immigration New Zealand authorities. We aim to help you expand your workforce beyond borders and pave the way for success.


As Auckland’s leading immigration Consultants, we are experts at assisting those who would like to migrate to New Zealand.

Whether it is a skilled migrant visa, work to residence visa, work visa, essential skills work visa, residence visa or something else that you require, our fully licensed immigration advisers can provide you with up to date information  and walk you  through advice.

Below is a list of the visas and migration options that we can help you with.

Work Visa

Visitor Visa

Assists you in coming over to New Zealand for a holiday or to stay in New Zealand temporarily. It is usually for visiting friends and relatives as well as sightseeing or could be for a dependent of a work visa or a student visa holder.

Visitor Visa

Student Visa

This enables a client to gain primary, secondary as well as tertiary education in New Zealand.  Auckland South Immigration Consultants Limited liaises with various recognised Tertiary Institutions to assist in career development in many occupations

Student Visa NZ

Work Visa

This could be through a job offer from a New Zealand employer, gaining Study to Work Instructions through a Graduate Job Search Visa or a Graduate work experience visa, joining a New Zealand resident or citizen as a partner or joining a student or work visa holder.

Residence Visa

A resident visa allows you to travel to and enter New Zealand anytime and allows you to stay in New Zealand Indefinitely.

Family/Partner Catagory Visa

Involves all types of visa applications. Talk to us today to see how we can help.

Skilled Migrant Visa

See the new changes to legislation for 2022/23

Paretnal Residence Visa

See the new changes to legislation for 2022/23

Special Cases

Pacific Access Category

New Zealand welcomes a number of citizens from the Pacific to settle in New Zealand each year.

Section 61 - Unlawful overstay

New Zealand welcomes a number of citizens from the Pacific to settle in New Zealand each year.

Domestic Violence

In cases of domestic violence, Immigration New Zealand may grant a special visa to allow continued stay in the country.

Deportation & Appeals

Deportation can be triggered by a number of factors. Let the team at ASIC see your situation and help.

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