Only once the Job Check token is issued can the AEWV work visa application be made.

This application will require personal details of the applicant, evidence of acceptable health and character, and documents which evidence the job applicant has the job credentials necessary to work in the offered role. The application also requires a copy of the signed employment offer and agreement.

Separate visa applications for any accompanying family members should also be prepared and lodged together with the main AEWV application.

The AEWV application can be undertaken by the job applicant or by Pathways® on their, or the employer’s, behalf.

An AEWV application is advertised as by INZ as taking 20 working days to process and, on approval, a 5-year work visa will be issued – except for those roles on the reduced pay exempt list who will be issued only 3-year work visas.