Immigration Officer

Āpiha Whakahaere Manene

Immigration officers control the entry of people from other countries into New Zealand. They assess and decide visa applications from people who wish to visit, study, work or reside permanently in NZ according to immigration laws and policies and the principles of fairness and natural justice.


Immigration officers with one to three years’ experience usually earn

$40K-$66K per year

Senior immigration officers with managerial responsibilities usually earn

$72K-$88K per year

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting work as an immigration officer are average, due to a stable number of workers in the role.
Lakshmi Murali sitting at a computer

Immigration officers administer travel visas and residency applications

Last updated 8 August 2016