The Government has announced extensions to Working Holiday visas and Supplementary Seasonal Employment (SSE) visas, and changes to Essential Skills visas, which may affect some of your employees.
The Minister of Immigration has extended onshore Working Holiday visas and Supplementary Seasonal Employment visas that expire between 21 June and 31 December 2021 for six months. The border and labour market situation will be monitored and these visas may be extended again if necessary.
Working Holiday visa holders will continue to be able to work in any employment, except permanent employment.
Supplementary Seasonal Employment visa holders will be given open work rights to work in any sector when their visas are extended.
Eligible visa holders will receive an email from us by 25 June 2021 confirming the extension. They may use that email as confirmation of their ability to continue working for you until their extension is updated in Visa View.
You can find out more information on visa extensions on the Immigration New Zealand website.