Create AccountSign In

Right to Work in New Zealand

Stand out on SEEK

Verify once to receive a SEEK Pass 'supertick'to stand out to employers on relevant jobs thereafter.Learn more

Secure by design

Purpose-built to verify, store and share credentials with security as our highest priority.Learn more

Privacy protected

Demonstrate your credentials to employers while keeping your sensitive information private.Learn more

What kinds of jobs require a valid Right to Work in New Zealand?

It is a legal requirement for all New Zealand employers to ensure any individual they employ has the right to work in New Zealand. There are various Right to Work conditions, depending on whether you're a New Zealand citizen, or what type of working visa you hold. Every employer will have their own preference of what they will accept.For job seekers who do not currently have New Zealand working rights, you may be interested in jobs on SEEK with 'sponsorship available'.

How does it work?



Provide evidence of your credentials, which SEEK Pass then checks with the relevant authority or uses other suitable verification methods.



Once your verified result is available, you can share it on SEEK to enhance your job applications.


Stand out

If shared, employers using SEEK to manage applications will be able to see your verified credential for relevant past and future applications as a live feed.

SEEK Pass has an unique integration with SEEK to help you stand out when applying for jobs. And thanks to SEEK, you can verify and share your credentials at no cost to you.Learn more about verifying and sharing your credentials with SEEK.

What you’ll need to verify successfully

You will need ONE document from the list below:
New Zealand citizens
  • Valid New Zealand Passport
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • New Zealand Citizenship Certificate
Australian citizens
  • Valid Australian Passport
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
Foreign nationals
  • Visa Grant Notice

What employers will see when sharing with Seek

  • Name as displayed on original document
  • Date verified with SEEK Pass
  • Work rights
  • Visa type (if relevant)
  • Visa expiry date (if relevant)
To protect your privacy, we do not share the original document, or sensitive information such as your date of birth, document number or ID photo.
Ready to verify your Right to Work in New Zealand? It's free!

Frequently asked questions

Why should I verify?

Is it free to verify?

I am a New Zealand citizen. Why should I verify my right to work in New Zealand?

My passport has expired. Can I still use it to verify my right to work?

I hold a visa on a foreign passport, how can I verify my New Zealand right to work?

What is a bonus credential?

Who can I share my result with?

How do you protect my information?

To learn more, visit our Help Centre
Ready to verify your Right to Work in New Zealand? It's free!See what else you can verify with SEEK Pass

For Individuals

Stand out on SEEKCredentials we verify