The government of New Zealand announced an accreditation extension for certain employers under the Accredited Employer Work Visa system.

Key Points:

  • Employers who apply for accreditation under the AEWV before July 4, 2023, will receive a 12-month automatic extension.
  • Employers are reminded to check that they hold the correct accreditation type (standard, high volume, franchisee or triangular employment) for the employment they want to place work visa holders in.
  • If employers do not hold the correct accreditation type, they should apply for the correct accreditation type to ensure that they comply with immigration requirements.

BAL Analysis: New Zealand authorities granted the accreditation extension to remove administrative burdens while employers familiarize themselves with the new system.

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