Student hiring rules

Rules and restrictions you need to know about.

Thinking of hiring international students?

Not all international students are allowed to work while studying.

If an international student may work, this will be clearly stated on the visa label in their passport, or in a letter from Immigration New Zealand confirming that their visa has conditions that allow them to work. The easy way to be sure is to sight one of these documents with photo identification.

An international student may also have an electronic visa. In this case you will need to use our VisaView tool to confirm that their visa allows them to work.