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Transport Work to Residence Visa

The Transport Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a specialized immigration category designed to address skill shortages in the transport industry by attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers. This visa offers a pathway for eligible individuals to initially work in the New Zealand transport sector and then transition to permanent residency.

Transport Work to Residence Visa​

The Transport Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a specialized immigration category designed to address skill shortages in the transport industry by attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers. This visa offers a pathway for eligible individuals to initially work in the New Zealand transport sector and then transition to permanent residency.

Who Is Eligible For The Transport Work to Residence Visa?

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

1. Job Offer: Applicants must have a genuine job offer from a New Zealand employer in the transport sector. The job must be in a skilled occupation that addresses identified skill shortages.

2. Qualifications and Experience: Applicants must possess the qualifications and work experience required for the job offer. These requirements are typically specified by the employer and may include relevant licenses or certifications.

Visa Application Process

The Transport Work to Residence Visa consists of two key stages:

1. Temporary Work Visa: Initially, successful applicants are granted a temporary work visa that allows them to work in New Zealand for their employer in the transport industry. This visa is typically valid for 30 months.

2. Residence Visa Application: After working in New Zealand for a specified period (usually 24 months) and meeting certain criteria, applicants can submit an application for a residence visa. This application includes documentation to prove 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 Transport 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 Transport 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 transport sector workers to build their careers in New Zealand while having access and a pathway to staying permanently in New Zealand.

Transport workers who have worked in New Zealand for 24 months in a transport role, and are currently working or hold a job offer from an accredited employer. 

The easiest way to apply for a Transport 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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