New Zealand Embassy Madrid, Spain

How to apply for a Work Visa

Spanish citizens

Anyone wishing to work in New Zealand must apply in advance for a Work Visa. The New Zealand Immigration Service defines work as any activity undertaken for gain or reward, such as work in exchange for food or accommodation.

You can check the requirements and download a Work Visa application form from the New Zealand Immigration Service website. If you have specific questions, please contact the Visa Application Centre.

Spanish citizens and residents who intend to be in New Zealand for more than six months and less than one year, will be required to submit a Temporary Entry X-Ray Certificate. All applicants who intend to be in New Zealand for more than one year must complete a Medical and X-Ray Certificate. Only NZIS approved Panel Doctors can complete the health certificates.

For a list of NZIS approved Panel Doctors for Spain, please refer to the Immigration New Zealand website.

All applicants should refer to the information guide "Health Requirements leaflet" on the INZ website for more details on immigration health policy and a list of low incidence TB countries.

If your job offer is for more than two years, you may be asked to provide a police clearance certificate.

You should deliver or courier all your documents to:

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
TT Visa Services Ltd
Burwood House
14-16 Caxton Street
Phone: +4+44 203 582 7499


Travel Insurance

All travellers to New Zealand should purchase their own travel insurance. If you are injured in an accident in New Zealand, you may need the help of ACC, the Accident Compensation Commission.

ACC injury cover is not an alternative to travel, medical or income protection insurance. ACC does not cover illness or reimburse you for loss of income or treatment costs in your home country.

For further information, visit the website of the Accident Compensation Commission.


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