Talent Work Visa

New Zealand
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


This visa is for people who have exceptional talent in a field of art, sport or culture and are looking for a pathway to residence in New Zealand. You’ll need the support of a New Zealand organisation that’s recognised for its excellence in your field of talent, and a sponsor, to apply. After being actively engaged in your field in New Zealand for 2 years, you may be eligible for permanent residency.



30 months



48 Month(s)



425 (approx.)


P. Residency

24 Month(s)


Processing time

8 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Talent Work Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have valid passport.
  • You must be of good character and health.
  • You must be of age 55 years old or below.
  • You must have an acceptable sponsor. For more details, check the link.
  • You must have exceptional talent in your firld of art, culture or sports and should be able to provide evidence on it.
  • Additional requirements may be present on case basis.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Talent Work Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Passport size photos (1 in case of online application and 2 in case of paper applications).
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Police clearance certificates.
  • Chest x-ray and medical examination results.
  • Documents like qualification certificates, awards, letters of recommendation, etc which proves your exceptional talent in your firld.
  • Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Sponsorship Form (INZ1091) filled by the Sponsor along with your application.
  • Additional documents may be required on case basis.

Talent Migration data for New Zealand

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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