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Specific Purpose Work Visa

The Specific Purpose Work Visa is a specialized immigration option in New Zealand tailored for individuals who need to work temporarily for a specific, non-standard purpose or event. This visa is ideal for those who have received a job offer related to activities such as guest speaking engagements, sports coaching, film and television production, event participation, or short-term projects. It caters to situations that don’t fit the criteria of other standard work visa categories.

Specific Purpose Work Visa

The Specific Purpose Work Visa is a specialized immigration option in New Zealand tailored for individuals who need to work temporarily for a specific, non-standard purpose or event. This visa is ideal for those who have received a job offer related to activities such as guest speaking engagements, sports coaching, film and television production, event participation, or short-term projects. It caters to situations that don’t fit the criteria of other standard work visa categories.

Who Is Eligible For The Specific Purpose Work Visa?

To be eligible, you must have a genuine job offer or employment arrangement from a New Zealand employer for a specific purpose or event. The work is short-term, highly-specialized, and non-ongoing.

They include specialist installers or services, sports and events people and their supporting crews, or business people undertaking secondments.

Visa Duration

The duration of the Specific Purpose Work Visa depends on the specific purpose or event for which it is granted. It is typically granted for 1-12 months depending on the terms of work. For business applicants transferring as part of a multinational company, the visa can last up to 3 years. 

Application Process

1. Job offer: You must have a written job offer or employment agreement from a New Zealand employer, clearly outlining the specific purpose of your work and the terms of employment, or a letter of engagement for the duration of your stay in NZ.
2. Application Submission: Submit your visa application to Immigration New Zealand along with the required documentation, which may include evidence of your qualifications, experience, and other relevant details.

Restrictions

It’s important to note that this visa category is temporary and is restricted to the specific purpose or event for which it was granted. Once the purpose or event concludes, you must depart New Zealand or apply for another appropriate visa if you intend to continue working in the country. However, for the duration of the visa, you may leave and re-enter New Zealand any number of times.

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 Specific Purpose Work 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 Specific Purpose Work 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 someone  who is needed to work temporarily for a specific, non-standard purpose or event.
People who are doing work that is short-term, highly specialized, and non-ongoing.

It is typically granted for 1-12 months. 

The easiest way to apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa in Australia 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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