Immigration Officer

Āpiha Whakahaere Manene

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Immigration officers control the entry of people from other countries into New Zealand, assessing visa applications from people who wish to visit, study, work or reside in NZ.


Immigration officers with one to three years’ experience usually earn

$40K-$55K per year

Senior immigration officers with managerial responsibilities usually earn

$70K-$90K per year

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2016.

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 17 November 2017