Transport Work to Residence

If you are currently working for an accredited employer and have worked for at least 24 months in the Work to Residence Transport role, you may be eligible to apply for Residence under this category from 29th September 2023. 

Work experience gained in New Zealand after 29 September 2021 will only be counted.Your 24 months of work can be completed in one single period or different periods and can also be completed through two or more different Work to Residence Transport roles. It can also include any parental leave undertaken. 

If an applicant has worked in New Zealand for at least 24 months in the last 30-month period but has not maintained a role in a Transport Sector occupation for the full 24 months, they can still be considered for the grant of residence if they meet the acceptable work in New Zealand requirements for the balance of the 24 months in one or more of the following:

  • the Green List Work to Residence visa, or
  • the Care Workforce Work to Residence visa, or
  • Working in New Zealand and earning at least twice the median wage.

The applicant must

  • be 55 years of age or under
  • meet health and character requirements for residence
  • meet the acceptable minimum standard of English 
  • be employed permanently and full-time (at least 30 hours), or a fixed term for at least 12 months
  • meet the wage threshold requirement

Roles in the Transport Sector occupation include:

  • Bus Driver (731211)
  • Truck Driver (733111) 
  • Aircraft Refueller (733112)
  • Furniture Removalist (733113)
  • Tanker Driver (733114)
  • Tow Truck Driver (733115)
  • Ship’s Master (231231)
  • Deck Hand (899211)

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01 09

Great service, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! I highly recommended Sharma Law.

Anuradha Walallavita, Laboratory Technician, Sri Lanka
02 09

I came to Sharma Law with a difficult application. Rahul and his team helped us so much. I and my family can’t thank Rahul and his team enough for all the help and exceptional service.

Anna Liza Gerber, South Africa
03 09

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Michele & Andres Torres, IT Professional, USA
04 09

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Mayadur Rifat, Solicitor, Bangladesh
05 09

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Vincent Siow, Malaysia
06 09

Had a wonderful experience working with Sharma Law for my Partnership Visa. My application was complex but Rahul and Alex did a great job in addressing the previous issues and delivered a positive result. I highly recommend Sharma Law.

Shehan Gamage, Canada
07 09

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Hetal Lachhani, Kenya
08 09

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Jasmeet Kaur, IT Professional, Waikato
09 09

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Mr. Chapagain, Nepal




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