Information for International Candidates for Live-in Care
This section provides information on working in New Zealand for overseas applicants.
Depending on your professional and personal status you will have different information requirements. Information you may require crosses over a number of Government agencies, such as Immigration New Zealand, and registration bodies.
New Zealand is a great little country. We have a nice blend of city and country life, sublime scenery, pristine beaches, fabulous wine, beer, and food, the best coffee, a vibrant Kiwi music scene, adventure tourism, art galleries and active sport crazy people. We are a friendly sort of people and Lonely Planet has described our country as a "kinder, gentler, more respectful place". We are a truly multi-cultural society and everyone is welcome here. We are also ranked the second least corrupt country in the world.
But what is even better is that here in Wellington we have been named the "the coolest little capital in the world" by Lonely Planet.
A big concern when travelling to another country is whether you will find a job. However, health care workers are some of the most sought out people in New Zealand. So we need you!
These are just a few reasons why New Zealand is a great place to live. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require more information about being a live-in Carer or casual Carer in the wider Wellington region - including the sunny Kapiti coast and the Hutt Valley.
If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Resident, then you need the right sort of visa to be able to work here. There are a number of different visas for which you could apply. We have summarised the main types related to live-in care services, but more information is available on Immigration New Zealand's website.
This visa is awarded to people who have a job offer from a New Zealand employer. You can also get it if you need to come here for a specific purpose or event, you are a student or trainee who wants to work here, or you want to join your partner here and be able to work. Find out more...
You may be eligible for a working holiday visa if you are aged between 18 and 30 years. See Immigration New Zealand's website for more information.
Skilled Migrants Visa
Because various health professions are on Immigration New Zealand's skill shortage list you may be eligible to apply for a skilled migrants visa. This visa enables you to live and work permanently in New Zealand. For more information, see Immigration New Zealand's website.
Please contact Immigration New Zealand if you have any further questions.