New Zealand immigration & international recruitment

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People for New Zealand

Working In believes in New Zealand and its future. Our little patch of paradise is one of the best places in the world to work and live and we’re happy to share it. Our country is facing chronic skill shortages across a number of sectors. In order to prosper and grow, New Zealand needs to attract skilled international talent to support businesses of all sizes. That’s where we come in.

A holistic end-to-end service

Our Visas, International Recruitment and Settlement teams attract, filter, educate, encourage and ultimately relocate skilled workers for New Zealand employers, leaving no stone unturned.

We make it easy.

Immigration strategy and visa processing

We are the largest and most experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers helping New Zealand employers with immigration strategy, visa processing, accreditation, job checks, and AEWV applications, prioritising high-volume and urgent requirements.

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International recruitment

We’ve helped thousands of skilled people move to New Zealand, including candidates from the UK, South Africa, the Philippines, and India. We’ve helped almost 4,000 skilled Filipino workers find jobs through our ethical recruitment program, making us the most experienced consultancy in this market.

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We source skilled individuals for Construction, Hospitality, Transportation & Logistics, and Health sectors through our digital expertise, overseas expos, webinars, and interview events.


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Settlement support and relocation

We’ve been managing settlement for our clients since 2015, ensuring compliance while providing a range of options for new workers. We partner with relocation providers and settlement services worldwide and in New Zealand to offer a red-carpet service and make sure new arrivals feel welcome and settled in Aotearoa.

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We put New Zealand employers first

Here’s what our clients have to say

SRG Global

Working In has been an invaluable partner to SRG Global, consistently exceeding our expectations. Their expertise in managing multiple rounds of recruitment from the Philippines and handling hundreds of staff visas…”

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Habit Health

Working In has been a great addition to our recruitment support, particularly during the current talent shortage in allied healthcare. They provide a seamless service whereby our needs…”

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JW Marriott Auckland

“Our partnership with Working In and their International Hospitality Intern Programme is proving to be a great success. The interns’ energy and adaptability have…”

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Sudima Hotels

“We’ve successfully implemented the Working In International Intern Programme and are delighted with the results. The interns, who are completing their….”

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BNZ Breakers NZ

“…Working In has made [the immigration process] a breeze. Their expert guidance and seamless execution have simplified the process significantly for our organisation….”

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ASCO Asphalt

“ASCO have enjoyed a successful relationship with Working In over several years involving the sourcing, securing, and establishing personnel in New Zealand from…”

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Auckland Transport

Working In Visas is super professional, and we have had 100% success getting visas for our new employees. If you work with them you can guarantee you will get the best advice…”

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CPB Contractors

Working In has been supporting the Transmission Gully Project in Wellington since 2016. This support has contributed to the success of our delivery targets…”

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“I have always found the team at Working In to be very easy to work with. Professional, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful, with a long standing presence in the industry…”

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Jack Link’s NZ

“The team are really helpful and help with every step of the process. Hamneet was communicative through the whole process. She was clear in her communication…”

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Dominion Constructors

“Right from the start Working In have been professional and transparent in every step in particular their in-house visa team have been exceptional partnering with us…”

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“Since 2015, I have sought professional advice from Nassim Lalehzari & the Working In Visas Team regarding matters relating to immigration; including work visas…”

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By Design Concrete and Paving

“When we first met Scott and Nassim, we felt instantly comfortable with them. They took the time and explained in detail…”

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GCM Auckland

Great company to work with when it comes to what can be complicated immigration matters. Great to work with and it seems like objectives are met one way or another...

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“Superb and prompt.”

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Scope Painting

“This is a great company to deal with. They don’t muck around & get things done pronto. Extremely knowledgeable in their field & will go above & beyond the call of duty…”

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“Just a quick email to say thank you for all you did in applying for our visas. You’re fantastic to work with and make the process so seamless.”

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Solo Plastics

“Thank you so much! As always you are amazing.”

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The Treasury New Zealand

“In March 2019, Working In helped the New Zealand Treasury to deliver a targeted campaign to expand its talent pipeline with Working In’s unparalleled experience…”

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“ A combination of ongoing skill shortages and a need for highly specialised IT professionals meant we have needed to come up with new ways to find that elusive talent…”

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“ Clarksons were assisted by Working In to recruit Electricians and Fuel Technicians from the UK in 2018. Working In made the whole process very easy…”

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Downer New Zealand

“ In November 2018 Downer New Zealand worked with Working In to attract people from South Africa and the UK. The Working In team arranged over 180 interviews…”

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Education Personnel

“ We recently completed two important campaigns with Working In to source suitable candidates to come and teach in New Zealand. Targets for each of the campaigns…”

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NZ Health Board

“Over the last year (2018-19) we engaged Working In to source healthcare professionals for our DHB including doctors (RMOs), specialist nurses and allied health workers...”

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Bassett Plumbing & Drainage

“I would certainly recommend your services to anyone wanting immigration advice or services. it has been a pleasure working with you...”

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Since January 2020 we have:


Employer accreditations


Years’ experience in delivering results


Visas processed


Webinar attendees


Residency applications and counting