New Zealand Immigration

Whether you wish to work for a few months, or live there for the rest of your days, there are few more aspirational destinations than New Zealand. The country is renowned for its stunning scenery, thriving economy and outstanding health and education systems, so perhaps it’s not surprising so many people want to move there.

Working in New Zealand temporarily

If you don't wish to settle, you can apply for a temporary work permit for New Zealand. This type of visa has several categories and is valid for between nine months and three years. If you have an offer of work, you can apply for an Essential Skills New Zealand work permit, valid for up to three years, provided your employer can demonstrate workers could not be sourced locally. Skilled professionals between 20 and 35 are eligible to apply for a Silver Fern Job Search Visa. This working visa entitles the holder to remain in New Zealand for up to nine months whilst searching for employment. Once they receive a job offer, the holder can then apply for a working visa which is valid for up to two years. 

Work to Residence Visas

Those seeking a long-term work permit can apply for a work to residence visa which lasts for 30 months, during which time they are entitled to apply for a residence visa. This type of work visa is open to those with a job offer from an accredited employer, working to fill positions where there is a skills shortage, or seeking candidates offering exceptional arts, cultural or sporting talent. Completing our free assessment will help you get a better picture of your New Zealand immigration options. Our expert team will help you work out the best solution, and use all the insight and experience which makes us so successful to prepare your application. 

New Zealand Working Holiday Visas

New Zealand working holiday visas are available for a range of positions, and are valid for between 12 and 23 months. Working in New Zealand can be an enormously rewarding experience which gives you opportunity to experience this beautiful country first-hand. For many young people, this is a perfect escape and a chance to explore the world, making memories to last a lifetime and engaging with different peoples and cultures in the process.

There Every Step of the Way

Having a professional immigration and recruitment consultancy pays dividends when you're thinking of moving abroad. Our clients choose us because they know they can rely on our comprehensive service to make light work of their immigration application. 

'Immigration is a huge step for anyone which is why I knew that I would need some serious help in getting my case prepared... so I called Brighter Candidates... I felt comforted by their knowledge and, soon enough, I finally made my move to New Zealand... their employment team helped me make important contacts with New Zealand employers.' 

“Immigration is a huge step for anyone which is why I knew that I would need some serious help in getting my case prepared. I didn’t want to run the risk of spending time and money on my own application only to have it rejected later, so I called Brighter Candidates. I could see from their website and testimonials that they were a reputable company with an amazing track record of supporting their clients every step of the way. I was actually surprised at how easy the whole process was when I was working with my advisor. We were in close contact during the whole process and building my case was so easy for me. Had I done it all myself, I don’t know if I would have been able to move at all! Their team know all the ins and outs of immigration and deal with thousands of cases each month, so have seen it all before. I felt comforted by their knowledge and, soon enough, I finally made my move to New Zealand. Their support didn’t stop once I’d landed and their employment team helped me make important contacts with New Zealand employers.”

October 4, 2014

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Since 1996 we have protected peoples rights and won Immigration cases, securing visas for our clients world wide. We believe we are now the largest and most successful Immigration and visa firm in the world. Servicing both individuals and business needs. We hope you find our site full of helpful advice from our Immigration and visa experts. Brighter Visas employs qualified solicitors, accredited immigration consultants and ex-immigration officers to help our clients win their case, guaranteeing our rate of success continues to be excellent with the highest levels of service.

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My experience with Brighter Visas has been wonderful so far. From the day of my assessment to the day of my application to the day of searching for employment, everything has been very smooth. My consultant, Mr. Luke, has been very helpful and accommodating with all my inquiries and needs. He's always available whenever I have questions or when I'm in need of his assistance. He calls me from time-to-time to update me of my case and assures me that everything is going well, which is why I never worry of my application because I'm confident that I am in good hands and in a good team. Brighter Visas also sends e-news letters, which give me more options and knowledge of the employment in my desired country.

I have already recommended Brighter Visas to my friends and would recommend it to my colleagues.

Thank You, Brighter Visas!


The whole experience of using Brighter Visas was very professional and dealt with extremely efficiently, from initial enquiries with Chetan to structuring the application and final outcome with Simin.

I would recommend Brighter to anyone looking to immigrate and in need of an agent.

Many thanks for a pleasant service and great outcome.


The immigration consultant was very knowlegeable and provided me with a regular update on my case. I never imagined it was for real until i got an email that my green card has been approved. At this point, i am more than willingly to recommend Brighter Visas to friends and family members since they truly are the best in rendering professisonal immigration services to people world over.


It is difficult to explain how good it felt when my visa was approved.  Years of dreaming about living overseas out of the smoke.  Then applying to make the move before I got too old with my whole family was so stressful and exciting but also I was very anxious.  I just want to say thanks to the whole team for my visa but most of all for giving me months of free therapy when I needed a little reassurance I was doing the right thing.  

I love my new life and my kids are doing so well in School it is just amazing.