You can only apply for this visa if you have already held a Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa and you either are waiting for a decision on your Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa application, or you worked in the role the visa was issued for, were overseas when the border closed on 19 March 2020, and only returned after 31 October 2021.


Work in New Zealand for the accredited employer who offers you work. You may still be eligible if the employer's accreditation has already expired. Apply for residence after 2 years of working for an accredited employer.

The applicant is 55 years of age or under
Accredited Employer (Talent – Accredited Employer)
Labour Hire Accreditation (Essential Skills)
Good Skills

New Zealand Talent Work Visa

Requirment Of Talent Work Visa

  • For a period of at least 24 months
  • For full-time employment (on average, at least 30 hours per week)
  • Current at the time of assessing the application and at the time of grant of the visa
  • For a period of at least 24 month
  • Genuine

After working for an Accredited Employer for 2 years, the applicant can apply for Residence under Residence from Work Category. The Work Visa is granted for 30 months rather than 24 months for this purpose – to allow the applicants to seek Residence at the 2-year mark, and still have 6 months on their Work Visa whilst their Residence application is processing.

If the New Zealand Accredited Employer loses accreditation status during the course of the applicant’s visa, the applicant must find another New Zealand Accredited Employer and seek a variation of condition of their work visa or apply for a different type of work visa that will allow them to continue working for the same employer who has lost accreditation status.

Would you like to find out more or check if you are eligible? If yes, please use the APPLY NOW to check your eligibility.

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