* Senior business people – A work visa could be granted for up to a maximum of 12 months, or the term of secondment if shorter. The secondment must either be to a New Zealand subsidiary of the overseas company or a sizeable New Zealand company.
* Chief executives / senior staff of a multinational where previous work visas have been granted – Work visa application can be approved for up to 3 years with a possibility of other work visas thereafter.
* Business investor applicants with approval in principle– May be granted a work visa of up 12 months from their approval in principal.
* Sports referee – Applications would require a letter of invitation detailing the sporting events to referee. Work visas are normally granted for a maximum of 6 months.
* Judges of shows, exhibitions or displays – Applications would require a letter of invitation detailing the events to judge. Work visas are normally issued for a maximum of 6 months.
* A dance or music examiner – Applications would require a letter of invitation, or contract of employment, detailing the examinations to be conducted in New Zealand. Work visas are normally issued for a maximum of 6 months.
* An installer or servicing of specialised equipment – The application would need to show that the installation or servicing was part of the purchase agreement. The work visa is normally issued for a maximum of 3 months.
* Sports players or coaches – The application would need to contain the offer of employment from the sports club. Work visas are normally granted for up to 12 months and 36 months where it is at regional or national level.
* Entertainers, film or video crew or support personal and performing artists are subject to additional specific criteria.