The latest news on Accredited Employer work visa
All three stages of the new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) policy are live, with
applications open for employer accreditation, job checks and work visas. Applications for all three stages are being made on the new enhanced Immigration Online platform.
The AEWV policy is an employer-led work visa approach, which is new to employers and
requires a different process to be followed to hire migrant workers. While INZ is working hard to support customers and train its staff, this takes time, and as with any new immigration policy and technology, there are always some initial issues that need to be ironed out.
There have been some hurdles, but where issues have occurred, INZ has worked to identify
and resolve these as quickly as possible.
To assist employers as they adjust to the new AEWV process and recognising the impact
COVID-19 has had on the New Zealand workforce, INZ has reviewed the AEWV application
process to ensure it is quick and easy for employers to access the migrant workers they need.