Accredited Employer Work Visa

This temporary work visa was introduced 4 July 2022. If as an employer, you want to hire a migrant worker who meets the new criteria, there are three mains steps to complete.

Helping New Zealand businesses employ migrant staff.

The Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) replaces six temporary work visa pathways. This new temporary work visa was introduced on 4 July 2022. If as an employer in New Zealand, you want to hire a migrant worker who meets the new criteria, there are three mains steps to complete. See more here.

Providing immigration for both organisations and individuals.

As experts in New Zealand immigration, Woburn International has been helping people emigrate to New Zealand for over 25 years. We also assist those already in our beautiful country, on a temporary visa that is about to expire.

Ensuring you have a quick, easy, pleasant, and successful move.

Having helped more than 10,000 individuals and families to move home successfully we will get you settled in your new home quickly and easily.

Woburn is a founding member of Reloc8 Asia Pacific.

Assisting migrants to settle into New Zealand.

With our vast range of services and team of local consultants by your side, we’ll help you settle in to New Zealand in no time.

Reach out to us any time to help with your immigration needs. Contact our office at +64 4 569 4861, or email

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Have you seen our testimonials?

“We have really appreciated all your time and effort.”

“We are so pleased to finally have our resident visas. Thank you for all your help and advice in our journey to get to this milestone. You have been a great support and you seem to have endless patience to answer a million questions. We have really appreciated all your time and effort. Having a knowledgeable, friendly and approachable person to talk to during this stressful process has been awesome.“

– Heidi and Guy

“I cannot express my appreciation enough and give you my assurance that I am indebted to you for all that you have accomplished.”

“I write this email to you with thanks for all that you have done for me with regards my work visa application. I cannot express my appreciation enough. I give you my assurance that I am indebted to you for all that you have accomplished. I am so looking forward to my future life in this beautiful country because of what you have achieved.”

– Rodney Brown

“This team of professionals did an outstanding and timely job for us.”

“June Ranson and her assistants at Woburn International Ltd have done a wonderful job for my firm and myself, in arranging a one year work visa to New Zealand, for me. This was not your average piece of rubber-stamp work, and this team of professionals did an outstanding and timely job for us.”

– Tom Summers

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Helping dreams take flight – Relocate to New Zealand with Woburn

For decades, Woburn has been a trusted partner, assisting individuals from all corners of the world to immigrate and relocate to the stunning shores of New Zealand! Woburn has assisted individuals from more than 55 countries to immigrate and relocate to New Zealand so far.

Our global reach has touched lives across numerous countries, making dreams come true! You can find all the countries where we have assisted people so far below.

Meet our Immigration Team

Sheila Elasin
Licensed Immigration Adviser

Sheila is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background and a passion for helping migrants overcome language and cultural barriers.

Having completed a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Juris Doctor (Doctor of Law) from the Philippines, Sheila came to NZ in 2017 on a student visa from the Philippines to study Postgraduate Diploma in International Business. She started working for Woburn in November 2022 while also doing her part-time study to become a licensed immigration adviser.

Before joining Woburn in November 2022, Sheila gained valuable experience as a recruitment consultant for four years. Prior to that, she enjoyed a successful career as a practicing lawyer in the Philippines for over a decade. This extensive background allows Sheila to offer unique insights and understanding to fellow migrants, recognizing that language and culture present the most significant challenges.

“Most of the time, migrants just need to feel that they are understood and that they have someone whom they can talk to, in their own language, to fully express their anxieties, questions, and fears.”, says Sheila.

Sheila’s firsthand experience enables her to effectively reach out to migrants, address their concerns promptly, and tailor her assistance to their specific needs.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Sheila finds solace in running. Whether on roads or trails, she embraces the physical and mental challenges it presents. Her notable achievement includes completing the rigorous 102 km Tarawera Ultramarathon in 2019, where she conquered the entire race in nearly 24 hours.

Sheila’s dedication, resilience, and passion shine through in both her personal and professional pursuits, making her an invaluable asset to the migrant community and the field of immigration advising.