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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.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

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.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
787
Year 2011
729
Year 2010
719
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Average

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


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

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Lakshmi Murali sitting at a computer

Immigration officers administer travel visas and residency applications

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Updated 16 Jan 2014