工签持有者支持家庭成员来新西兰工作 Work visa holder supporting family - New Zealand
- 钓鱼船员工作签证（a Fishing Crew work visa）
- 工作假期签证（a working holiday visa）
- 根据认可季节性雇主（RSE）或补充季节性雇主（SSE）计划签发的有限签证（a limited visa under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) or Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) schemes）
- 银蕨求职签证（a Silver Fern Job Search visa）
- 国内工作人员的外交官工作签证（a Domestic Staff of a Diplomat work visa）
- 基本技能工作签证 - 低技能工作（an Essential Skills work visa — if your employment is lower skilled）
Most types of work visas allow you to support visas for your partner and dependent children, but there are some restrictions.
Visas your family can apply for
With your work visa, you can normally support the following visas for your partner and dependent children:
- an open work visa for your partner
- a visitor visa for your partner or your children
- a student visa for your children.
Visas for your partner and children expire at the same time as your work visa.
Who cannot support visas for family
You cannot support a work, visitor or student visa for your partner or dependent child if you have any of the following visas:
- a Fishing Crew work visa
- a working holiday visa
- a limited visa under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) or Supplementary Seasonal Employer (SSE) schemes
- a Silver Fern Job Search visa
- a Domestic Staff of a Diplomat work visa
- an Essential Skills work visa — if your employment is lower skilled
If you have an Essential Skills visa for lower-skilled work
Check your visa or approval letter to find out which skill-band your job is.
If your job is lower-skilled, you can only support visas for your family if one of the following applies to you.
- Your partner or dependent child held a visa on 28 August 2017 that is based on their relationship to you.
- You completed study in New Zealand and your student visa let you support your partner for a work visa and your children for student visas. You then worked here on a post-study work visa and supported them for visas based on your relationship with them.
How family members can apply for a visa
If you cannot support your partner or dependent children to apply, they can apply for a visa in their own right.