Accreditation Licence

Accredited Employer License

Your Gateway to Hiring Skilled Talent

Welcome to the Accredited Employer License guide, your key to understanding and obtaining this essential credential. At Global Hire, we are here to assist New Zealand employers in navigating the process and harnessing the potential of skilled migrant workers.

Why Accreditation Matters

As an employer in New Zealand, it's crucial to prioritize hiring and upskilling local talent. However, we understand that there are instances when finding suitable Kiwi candidates can be challenging. In such cases, the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) becomes a valuable tool, allowing you to seek skilled migrants to support your workforce.

The Accreditation Process

Before you can welcome skilled migrant workers to your team, you need to go through the accreditation process. This process is designed to demonstrate that your business is not only viable but also aligns with New Zealand's employment and immigration standards.

The process involves several key steps:

  • Apply for Employer Accreditation: Submit your application to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for employer accreditation. This step establishes your eligibility and commitment to hiring skilled migrants.
  • Role Advertisement (if required): In certain cases, you may need to advertise the role to ensure no suitable New Zealanders are available for the position.
  • Job Check Application: Apply for a Job Check, which is a critical aspect of the accreditation process.

Types of Accreditations

Employers can apply for different levels of accreditation based on their needs:

  • Standard Accreditation: Suitable for businesses looking to hire up to 5 migrants.
  • High-Volume Accreditation: Designed for businesses hiring 6 or more migrants.
  • Franchisee Accreditation: Tailored for franchise businesses with no limit on the number of migrants you can hire.
  • Controlling Third Party Accreditation: Ideal for businesses that place migrants with third parties while remaining the direct employer named in the employment agreement. There is no limit to how many migrants you can hire.

Please note that there are associated fees based on the type of accreditation you require.

Accreditation Duration

Once your accreditation is approved, it typically remains valid for a period ranging from 12 to 24 months. Additionally, any employer accreditations applied for by 4 July 2023 will automatically be extended by 12 months.

Job Checks

INZ aims to process straightforward Job Check applications within 10 weekdays, excluding public holidays. Straightforward applications are those that include all the required information.

At Global Hire, we are dedicated to supporting New Zealand employers in the accreditation process. Our immigration law experts are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you have the right talent to drive your business forward.

For more information and personalized assistance, contact us today.