- From May 31, 2023, dependent partners of foreign nationals possessing an Accredited Employer Work Visa in New Zealand will need to meet new work requirements
The government of New Zealand will introduce new work conditions for dependent partners of foreign nationals holding a valid Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) beginning May 31, 2023. As a result, dependent partners of an AEWV holder will be required to also work for an accredited employer and be paid at least the median wage in order to acquire a work permit of their own.
Alternatively, if the job is listed under an uncapped sector agreement, the partner may receive a work visa even if they are paid below the median wage, but they must earn the minimum wage for that job.
For further information on partner visas, check here.
What are the Changes?
Beginning May 31, 2023, New Zealand will introduce new work authorization requirements for dependent partners of foreign nationals holding an Accredited Employer Work Visa.
Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Immigration New Zealand