Immigration assistance for employers:

The Accredited Employer Work Visa

RecruitNZ specialises in international recruitment, and together with our People Inc partners, are able to provide a complete end-to-end service to employers. This includes employer accreditation, job checks, recruitment, documentation, and Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) applications and assistance.

You’ll have a single point of contact throughout the international recruitment and employers’ immigration process, to make it easy and straightforward for you.

About the Accredited Employer Work Visa

The Accredited Employer Work Visa has replaced a number of other New Zealand work visas. It’s aimed at skilled migrants, but the approach is employer-led. That means companies first need to gain employer accreditation and conduct a job check before issuing a job offer to a migrant worker. Only once these steps have been completed can the Accredited Employer Work Visa application be lodged.

An overview of the international recruitment process

Here’s an overview of how the Accredited Employer Work Visa fits into the overall international recruitment process:


Recruit NZ works alongside our People Inc partners, VisaAide and ConsultingHQ, to create a seamless service for employers.

About VisaAide, our immigration and visa partner

VisaAide has been helping employers and individuals with visas and immigration since 2013. The team of licensed immigration advisers can help with both New Zealand visas and Australian visas. 

VisaAide’s Director, Cameron Gray, has extensive experience in visa applications and immigration requirements. He has 10 years’ experience as a Visa Officer with the Australian Government prior to establishing VisaAide. Cameron holds Graduate Certificate Level 7 in Immigration advice.

Cameron and the VisaAide team look forward to helping you with your Accredited Employer Work Visa application and employers’ immigration advice. 

Read more about VisaAide on their website.

Meet the VisaAide team


Cameron Gray

Senior Licenced NZ & Australia Immigration Adviser


Sylvia Rigamoto

Australian Immigration Consultant (offshore)


Karen Baigent

Licenced NZ Immigration Adviser


Lesley Burke

Operations Co-ordinator


Xiao Ping



Yazmin Ng

Licensed NZ Immigration Adviser


Tanya Gray

Director & HR Consultant

"Your commitment in providing services to facilitate the process of my Accredited Employer Work Visa is undeniably fast and I am very thankful for your careful assistance with the entire process until it was successfully approved. It’s an early Christmas blessing for my family and I. Kudos to VisaAide for being fast and reliable.”

Accredited Employer Work Visa applicant

Are you an employer with questions about immigration and visas?

Please contact us for advice and information, we’ll be glad to help you.