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Accredited Employers can now renew online for the AEWV scheme

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that the online form for applying for re-accreditation as an Accredited Employer under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) scheme is now available on their website.

Accreditation Length:
• Standard accreditation: 24 months from the approval date.
• Triangular and franchise businesses: 12 months from the approval date.

Renewing or Not Renewing:
• Renewing: Apply online using the new form.
• Not Renewing: No action required.

Applying at the Right Time:
• Check the current processing times on the Immigration New Zealand website before applying.
• Only apply when your accreditation is nearing its expiry date.

Choosing the Right Accreditation Type:
• Ensure application is done for the correct type of accreditation. There are no refunds for incorrect applications.
• Information and guidance on choosing the correct type are available in the enhanced online immigration guide, here.

Evidence Requirements for Renewal:
• Renewal requirements are the same for all businesses.
• The process remains evidence and declaration based.
• Expected evidence:
o Financial statements proving financial viability.
o GST or PAYE records displaying IRD number.

Job Check Processing Times:
While processing times have improved, allow at least six weeks for Job Checks.


We will be in touch with all our current Accredited Employers directly regarding their upcoming renewals.


For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director 

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