New Zealand Updates Guidance on Employer Accreditation Renewals

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has provided updated guidance to support employers and their advisers with renewing their accreditation.

The guidance covers:

  • Who should renew their accreditation
  • The best time to apply
  • Choosing the right accreditation type
  • The evidence to provide for faster processing
  • How to apply

For faster application processing, employers should provide supporting documents up front that show evidence of being a viable and genuinely operating business or organisation, compliance with business standards and settlement support for their AEWV employees. If this information is not provided and INZ needs to request it, the application will take longer to process.

Supporting documents can include, but are not limited to:

  • Latest available evidence showing the business is viable and genuinely operating;
  • GST or PAYE records showing the business’ Inland Revenue (IR) number;
  • Latest available evidence showing the time provided to employees to complete the Employment New Zealand employee modules;
  • Evidence showing that the Employment New Zealand employer modules have or will be completed;
  • Evidence showing that settlement support information was provided within one month of the AEWV holder starting to work;
  • the latest organisation chart, showing structure and positions in the business to help INZ understand the structure and nature of the business operation.
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