Apply For New Zealand Work Visa

Are you currently studying in New Zealand and planning to work in the country? Let ASIC provide guidance on submitting a successful post-study work visa application. We will help you embrace your work and post-study path with confidence.

The complexities of obtaining a valid work visa in New Zealand can often prove to be a perplexing journey, especially for those venturing into the process for the first time. The considerations of time and finances only add to the complexity.

At Auckland South Immigration Consultants, we take great pride in offering expert guidance to our clients. We can help you acquire an essential skills work visa in the land of opportunities. If you are a skilled worker, have a promising job offer or just looking for a post-study work visa, our team is always eager to provide professional support to all our clients.

The process of obtaining this visa includes additional registration requirements. Therefore, it becomes a prudent choice to rely on the expertise of our adept consultants. Think of us as your trusted companions who will be by your side at every important turning point in the process.

Post Study Work Visa

International students can work in New Zealand after completing their studies thanks to the Post-Study Work Visa program. With the help of this visa, you can get practical work experience linked to your field of study. It helps in enhancing your abilities and open doors to more employment opportunities. Your work visa can later lead to residency in New Zealand, once you fulfil the residence visa requirements.

The processing time for a Post-Study Work Visa in New Zealand can vary based on factors such as the type of application, the completeness of your documentation, and the volume of applications being processed at the time.

Work Visa

If you possess a qualification at level 7 or above, you have the flexibility to work for any employer. However, if your qualification is at a non-degree level 7 or below, you are eligible to work only in a role that aligns with your qualification. It's important to ensure that your qualification is in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the Post Study Work Visa list.

You can submit an application for this visa only once.

The length Of Stay

For the majority of individuals, the visa duration will align with their full-time study period in New Zealand. Those who completed master's and doctoral degrees in New Zealand and studied for at least 30 weeks, will remain eligible to work and stay in the country for 3 years.

For qualifications achieved at level 8 or lower, your work visa will mirror the duration of your study. This duration will be calculated based on the information provided in your offer of place. For instance, if your offer of place indicates a study period of 32 weeks, your visa will correspondingly be granted for 32 weeks.

It's important to note that if you encounter course failures or take longer than the stipulated time to complete your study as indicated in your offer of place, the duration of your post study work visa will not be extended.

If there are any discrepancies found between the actual duration of your study and the offer of place the immigration authorities will seek additional information from your educational institution.

Also, remember that if you have submitted your student visa application before or on 11th May 2021, you are eligible to apply for a work visa or accredited employer NZ visa. But keep in mind that you are limited to applying for this visa only once.

Eligible Qualifications To Apply For the Visa

To apply for post study work visa, your existing student visa application must have been submitted on or before 11th May 2022 and you must hold an acceptable New Zealand qualification that adheres to the subsequent criteria:

• The qualification must have been acquired through study in New Zealand.

• The qualification should be at least Level 4 or higher on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

• Your qualification at Level 7 or higher will be considered acceptable if the duration of your course was 30 weeks or longer.

• For qualifications at Level 4, 5, or 6 to be acceptable, you must either completed a course lasting 60 weeks or attained two qualifications that involved a study period of at least 30 weeks, and the level of your second qualification is higher than that of the first.

Invite Your Family On Work Visa

Once you get the work permit after you have successfully completed your education and secured employment in a good company, you can sponsor your partner and children to come to New Zealand and study in the country as domestic students.

Apply For A Work Visa with Us!

Our dedicated team of immigration consultants is here to provide comprehensive guidance on working visas, finding potential job opportunities, and navigating the intricacies of applying for work visas with an INZ accredited employer. Your pathway to a successful visa journey is made smoother with us.


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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