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Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa

The Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a specialized immigration category aimed at addressing the country’s growing need for skilled workers in the healthcare and aged care sectors. This visa provides a pathway for eligible individuals to initially work in New Zealand’s care workforce and eventually transition to permanent residency.

Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa​

The Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a specialized immigration category aimed at addressing the country’s growing need for skilled workers in the healthcare and aged care sectors. This visa provides a pathway for eligible individuals to initially work in New Zealand’s care workforce and eventually transition to permanent residency.

Who Is Eligible For The Care Workforce to Residence Visa?

There are certain criteria to be met when applying for the Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa:

1. Job Offer: Applicants must have a genuine job offer from a New Zealand employer in the healthcare or aged care industry. The job offer must be for a skilled occupation that aligns with the country’s healthcare and aged care needs. The employment must either be permanent full-time, or fixed-term for at least 12 months. 

2. Qualifications and Experience: Applicants must have worked in a care workforce role for 24 months. They must also have been paid at least the level 4 support workers’ minimum wage.

 

Visa Application Process

The Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa consists of two main stages:

1. Temporary Work Visa: Initially, successful applicants are granted a temporary work visa that allows them to work in New Zealand in the healthcare or aged care sector. This visa is typically valid for 30 months.

2. Residence Visa Application: After working in New Zealand for 24 months and meeting specific criteria, applicants can submit an application for a residence visa. This application includes documentation to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the work and employment conditions outlined in their initial job offer.

Our Visa Services

Once you contact the team at Absolute Immigration, we will arrange a discovery call to find out more about your situation.

After our discovery call, your dedicated Migration Agent will develop a Migration Strategy that will outline the steps involved and the details required to lodge your Care Workforce Work to Residence visa application.

Once you have approved your Strategy, we take over and begin your application using the documents and information you provide.  On your behalf, we are able to lodge your visa application with Immigration New Zealand which takes away the stress from you!

Apply For A Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a Visa for skilled care workers to build their careers in New Zealand while addressing the nation’s healthcare and aged care needs.

Healthcare workers who have worked in New Zealand for 24 months in a care workforce role, and are currently working or hold a job offer from a healthcare employer. 

The easiest way to apply for a Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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