With a combined experience of over 20 years, our immigration team takes care of all visa-related matters.

From visitor visas to resident visas, our three in-house Licensed Immigration Advisers - plus a student that will be provisionally licensed in 2023 - are able to help migrants and their families reach their New Zealand visa goals.

Our team is also specialised in helping businesses with the Accredited Employer Work Visa, advocating on behalf of the employer and the candidate, and using our relationship with offshore agencies and the Immigration New Zealand staff to work collaboratively on each individual file.

Accredited Employer Work Visa

New Zealand businesses are able to employ migrant workers under the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV). They need to meet the policy requirements of this new system, which consist of 3 steps:

  • Accreditation. Only Accredited Employers can support a migrant worker's AEWV. Businesses will be able to choose either the Standard Accreditation - if they want to have up to 5 migrant workers on AEWVs at any one time - or the High-volume Accreditation - if they want to have 6 or more migrant workers on AEWVs at any one time. Once the first application is approved, this will allow employers to be accredited for 12 months, and then 24 months from the first renewal.
  • Job check. Employers must prove that their open role complies with AEWV job requirements, and, in most cases, that there are no New Zealanders available to do the job. Only one job check is required per role and, once approved, it will have a validity of six months. The required hourly rate for most positions will be the New Zealand median wage for a minimum of 30 hours of work per week.
  • Migrant check. The migrant candidate must meet the skill and experience requirements specified in the job check and the ANZSCO list, plus health and character conditions.

Under the AEWV scheme, costs with recruitment and pastoral care are the responsibility of the employer. At Trinity, we can take care of the entire process from start to finish. Our recruitment teams are ready to find you the perfect candidate for the job, our immigration team will take care of all steps for the AEWV application,  and we have a dedicated pastoral care consultant to provide settlement support to the migrant into his/her new job and life in New Zealand.

Pastoral Care

Our pastoral care consultant will provide support for all new employees we place into your team, and special settlement support for migrant workers before and after they arrive in New Zealand. The settlement support may include:

  • Booking flights and providing airport transfers
  • Searching for accommodation and childcare/school options
  • Obtaining an IRD and bank account
  • Obtaining a New Zealand Drivers license and/or professional lessons if required
  • Access to community assistance
  • Navigation to health and wellbeing services
  • Locating nearest groceries shops and other essential services
  • Adjusting to a new way of life

Our pastoral care consultant will be in regular contact with your employee and available to you if you have any concerns or questions about the staff member. Pastoral Care is included in our offshore recruitment packages for any migrant worker hired through us, or is offered at an additional cost to HR subscription members.

We pride ourselves on having one of the fairest fees in the market, as we would love to grow our relationship with our clients throughout time. Our offshore recruitment and immigration services - including Accreditation, Job Check, Migrant Check, sourcing, interviewing, and screening offshore candidates, dealing with external agencies (in case the candidate is from the Philippines), and pastoral care - can be priced as a package or broken down and tailored to best suit your needs.

Interested in finding out more? Please get in touch