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Permanent Job on whv

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1. Posted by Dantoy147 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y


I have been in NZ for 2 months and have recently started a job. However, the job is not a fixed contract, and is not seasonal. IT therefore is permanent. My employer (a bank) are aware I am only in NZ for 12 months - although I have said I wanted to extend my stay. I have now found out that on a whv you are not allowed to take on a permanent job? Am I best to quit the job? OR just keep quiet about this?



2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4817 posts) 7y

As I remember it (this might have changedl it's been five years since it applied to me; can't find out for certain on the immigration website, so I recommend contacting the immigration department directly), you're allowed to work for the same company for three months on a WHV; the type of contract they offer you doesn't really matter - you'll just have to make certain to leave the company again before the three months are over.

3. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

see if you can get the place to sponsor you.