Did you know you can be self-employed on an open work visa? Self-employment means to work for yourself. Sometimes, the term “contractor” is also used for people in self-employment.
In New Zealand, there are “closed” and open work visas. A “closed” work visa specifies the only role, location, and employer that you may work for. An open work visa allows you to work in any role, at any location, and for any employer.
If you have an open work visa, you can also work for yourself.
Types of open work visas include the Post-Study Open Work Visa and the Partnership Work Visa.
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