From May 2019, only an employer with 19 or few employees can employ someone on a trial period for the first 90 calendar days of their employment.

Most often, we are faced with an unfortunate situation, where a migrant has obtained a closed visa tied to an employer and gets dismissed during the initial 90-day period. This leaves the employee in a fix, since they are then staying in New Zealand breaching their visa condition and finding a new job immediately can be quite daunting.

Fortunately, INZ has come up with a special category of visa for such migrants – a visitor visa for 3 months, where the applicant has sufficient time to sort out their pending matters. Partners and dependent children can also be included in this application; since technically if the supporting person is in breach of visa condition, that means the whole family will be affected by the same.

While we definitely do not want such misfortunes to happen to anyone, if at all you are facing this situation, do get in touch with us so we can sort out the matters at the earliest.


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