NZ Work Visa

New Zealand is one of the world’s fastest growing advanced economies and welcomes thousands of temporary and permanent workers to its shores each year. The country’s awe-inspiring scenery and welcoming population make it a paradise for those seeking a better life abroad. 

Working Down Under Temporarily

If you do not wish to settle permanently, you can apply for a temporary work permit for New Zealand. This type of visa is valid for between nine months and three years, and has several categories. Those in receipt of an offer of work can apply for an Essential Skills New Zealand work permit, which is valid for a maximum of three years, assuming your employer can show there are no suitable local candidates. Those between 20 and 35 in a skilled profession can apply for a Silver Fern Job Search Visa. Holders of this visa may remain in New Zealand for up to nine months to search for a job. Once a job offer has been obtained, the holder is then eligible to apply for a working visa of up to two years' duration. 

A More Permanent Route to New Zealand Immigration

If you want a long-term work permit, you can apply for a work to residence visa valid for 30 months, and then apply for a residence visa during that time period. This type of work visa is accessible to those with a job offer from an accredited employer working to fill skills shortages, or sourcing those with exceptional arts, cultural or sporting talents. Our immigration experts are always on hand to make immigration applications quick and easy for our clients. Without professional help, immigration can be problematic, and our expertise has helped millions to emigrate since 1996.

Work on Holiday

New Zealand working holiday visas, valid for between 12 and 23 months, are available for a range of positions. Working in New Zealand can prove an enormously rewarding experience and also counts towards future visa applications. A Working Holiday Visa could be the perfect choice for anyone wishing to make the most of a gap year, or taking a little time out to gain valuable work experience. We have helped thousands arrange their working holiday visas, and our immigration experts could do the same for you. 

Get Out and See the World

We all need a little adventure, and as Adam's story illustrates, there’s no better time to travel the world than when you’re young: 

'My journey started just after I’d left school... after a while, I decided on New Zealand... I only had a temporary work permit for a few months, but quickly fell in love with the country and its people. I called Brighter Candidates again to see whether or not I could stay here, and they explained all of my options to me very clearly... I’m now planning on living here more permanently... a massive thank you to my Case Manager.'

Often we gain valuable experience and insights by visiting new countries where we can learn all about the different cultures of other people. Our client, Adam, didn’t know what he wanted to do after school, so decided on having an adventure instead. Here’s his story:

“My journey started just after I’d left school. I really felt like I needed to get out and start to travel the world but, at first, I had no idea what I could do to achieve it. I spent months thinking about where to move to and working hard to save up for plane tickets and, after a while, I decided on New Zealand. I thought that the weather and the landscape would be amazing and there would be so much for me to do there before I travelled elsewhere. Originally, I only had a temporary work permit for a few months but quickly fell in love with the country and its people. I called Brighter again to see whether or not I could stay here and they explained all of my options to me very clearly. Thankfully, my case was approved and I’m now planning on living here more permanently. Without the expertise of Brighter behind me, I’m not sure whether I would be here or not! All I can say is a massive thank you to my Case Manager and the rest of the team.”

February 12, 2015

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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.