To employ workers from overseas to work for you in New Zealand, you have obligations to meet. We can assist you in becoming an “Accredited Employer” and achieve fast-track work visa approvals for target hires.

Employer Accreditation


Are you looking to recruit workers from overseas? Are you trying to assist an employee with their visa application? Are you interested in becoming an “Accredited Employer”?

Many employers are unaware of their obligations in employing migrants. To assist in navigating such obligations, we offer a full service to employers including:

• showing employers how to ensure all migrants working for them are doing so lawfully;

• advice on Immigration New Zealand’s expectations regarding advertising vacancies, choosing migrant workers over New Zealanders, and the appropriate skills and experience expected for different occupations;

• providing seminars for companies employing high numbers of migrant workers; and

• simplifying the hiring of migrant workers through obtaining “Accreditation” and “Approvals in Principle” for employers

If you are interested in booking a seminar, or are in need of specific advice for your company or an employee, please contact us. 

How Saunders & Co can add value:

  • Advising on medical or character concerns that may impact on visa eligibility 
  • Determining whether occupations meet the definition of “skilled employment” 
  • Planning the most efficient pathway for obtaining residence status 
  • Informing employers of the expectations placed on them by Immigration New Zealand 
  • Assisting migrants with expired visas to legalise their status
  • Providing a complete settlement package, including assisting with the purchase of property, arranging finances, and updating your legal documentation to comply with New Zealand law


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