Immigrating to New Zealand during COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic has undoubtably made immigrating to New Zealand more challenging, however things have been evolving. We’ve seen a shift from total border closures, to allowances for certain skills, occupations and roles and as a result, things are looking positive for those wanting to live and work here in New Zealand.

We’ve created a visual guide on how you can currently get in, what the process generally looks like, and what to consider.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We can support you the whole way through the process

Employer networksEmployer networks
Hiring processHiring process
Relocation supportRelocation support

How to get inHow to get in

Projects
Projects
  • Government approved major infrastructure project
  • Government approved event
  • Major government approved programme
Skills
Skills
  • Unique experience and technical or specialist skills that are not readily obtainable in New Zealand

Hiring processHiring process

1
Application
Application
2
Application review
Application review
3
Phone screen
Phone screen
4
Interview
Interview
5
Reference check
Reference check
6
Job offer
Job offer

Mobility and relocation support
Mobility and relocation support

Employer
Employer
  • Submit an EOI request exception for "other critical workers" through immigration partner EY
  • Mandatory managed isolation – cover cost or cost to candidate
Candidate
Candidate
  • Visa application supported by immigration partner EY
  • Mandatory managed isolation – discuss with employer who is to cover the cost

We can support you every step of the way

We’re aware the process can be daunting, and now so more than ever, it can be overwhelming to know where to start and what to prioritise. As experts in field, we can provide you with support to ensure that you’re educated and prepared for living and working here.

LookSee provides a range of resources on everything from the hiring process of many employers, how to get yourselves noticed, housing and banking information specific to New Zealand, Visa information and more.

Learn about how our LookSee Events can help

Outside of LookSee, we also offer a range of concierge services to help you one-on-one with hurdles involved in the process of living and working in New Zealand.

Learn about the Concierge services we offer to job seekers