In order to assist employers under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme, the government implemented an extension for the initial accreditation period. This decision was made to provide more certainty to employers as they become accustomed to the accreditation system.
Employers who are already accredited need not take any action as their accreditation will be automatically extended for a period of 24 months from the date of their approval. They will receive notification once the expiry date of their current accreditation certificate is updated to the new expiry date in the improved Immigration Online system. It is important for all currently accredited employers to update their details by June 2, 2023.
In case an employer has an accreditation application in progress, they do not need to take any action. If their application gets approved, their 12-month accreditation will automatically be updated to 24 months in the improved Immigration Online system, and they will receive a notification about it.
If an accreditation application is submitted before July 4, 2023, and gets approved, the accreditation will be granted for a period of 24 months. However, for first-time accreditation applications submitted and approved after July 4, 2023, the accreditation period will be for 12 months.
Source: INZ website