Immigration visa fees and levies are going up significantly for most visa types as of July 31st. The increase also comes just weeks after applications open for the Accredited Employer visas.
The Job Check has been introduced to ensure that there are no suitable New Zealanders who can do a job before it is offered to a migrant worker. But it comes with a requirement to state the rate of overtime pay and hours guaranteed in the job contract.
In this guide, we explain what the accredited employer visa scheme is and answer common questions about the process of becoming accredited.
What is the accredited employer visa?
From July 2022, any business wishing to hire an employee who needs a work visa needs to be accredited first.
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