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Entertainment Visa


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New Zealand Entertainment Visa: Your Questions Answered!

 
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Once you contact us on the phone or on the web to request information for one of our services we will provide you with a free eligibility assessment which will determine the most appropriate visa for you. The assessment will include preliminary information on the visa conditions and how you meet the eligibility requirements. Once you agree to use our service we will process your visa application through to completion. Our service covers the checking of your documents and personal details for correctness before we lodge your application with the relevant Government/Embassy. In the event that we spot any missing information/documents from your application we will follow up by giving you a phone call or sending you an email to request the necessary details.

Thousands of customers choose Visa First to organise their working holiday visas every year because:

  • We make getting the visa you need fast and hassle-free.
  • We provide a free initial assessment on the process.
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  • We offer a step-by-step consultation as we do the visa.
  • We provide an end-to-end service from assessment, through gathering and processing the documents till visa grant.
  • We have local offices supporting the visa process.

 




This NZ visa is for people who intend to work temporarily in New Zealand in the entertainment industry. This includes those undertaking work in film, television or live productions in either a performance or behind-the scenes role such as directors, producers and other production personnel.


Yes, you must be sponsored by a New Zealand person or organisation in order to be eligible for the entertainment visa. Your sponsor will need to consult with the relevant union in relation to your employment in New Zealand, unless the engagement you are taking part in is of a cultural or educational nature for non-commercial purposes. This consultation should take place before you lodge your New Zealand visa application.


Yes, your family can accompany you in New Zealand. Your partner or any dependent children can apply for a visitor visa to accompany you for the length of your stay. If they meet our requirements, dependent children may instead apply for a student visa.


The length of this visa varies depending on the duration of your involvement in the entertainment industry in New Zealand.


At Visa First we do everything we can to make sure you receive the best possible service. If you feel that we have not achieved this goal we have set up a complaints handling process:

Complaints Process:
  1. Where an official complaint is received by Visa First, the company will record the nature of the complaint and issue an acknowledgement email to the client within 5 business days of receiving the complaint. The acknowledgement will provide the client with the contact name who is responsible for dealing with the complaint. The official complaint must be made by email (you may also write, although this will slow down the process), and confirm that the client wishes to enter this process. Please email your complaint to complaints@visafirst.com
  2. Visa First will investigate the complaint as swiftly as possible and where applicable, the complainant will receive a regular written update on the progress of the investigation at intervals of not more than 20 business days.
  3. Visa First will try to resolve the complaint within 40 business days of having received the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved within 40 business days, the Firm will write to the complainant notifying them of the anticipated timeframe for the conclusion of the investigation.
  4. Within 5 business days of the conclusion of the investigation of the complaint, Visa First will issue a resolution letter detailing the outcome of the investigation. This letter will include, if applicable, an explanation of the terms of any offer that the company is prepared to make in settlement of the complaint.



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