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Vanessa Godbaz

Vanessa Godbaz

Principal Licensed Immigration Adviser

Licensed Immigration Adviser: License No 201900114

Fully qualified with a Graduate Diploma in NZ Immigration Advice added to her Bachelor of Business Studies in Marketing, Vanessa specialises in providing immigration advice across a range of industries including trades and services, healthcare, and education.

Her unique area of specialisation means that she is a recognised industry expert in her field. Not only does she provide advice on immigration matters but does so with an in-depth understanding of INZ Green List/Skills Shortage occupations.

Often chosen as the go to expert in motor industry immigration, Vanessa has delivered multiple presentations on behalf of industry associations, peak motor industry news publications and to employers nationally. She has provided expert opinion used in government lobbying and represented skilled migrants in multiple countries.

Vanessa's fees are subsidised by Automotive Employment NZ when job seekers or employers use our services. While there is a cost to Automotive Employment NZ's immigration services these costs are most often lower than those charged by many licensed immigration advisers due to our subsidised model. There is no cost for employees to our recruitment services.

Having your licensed immigration based in New Zealand will prove a major advantage. While you may be in another country it is important to note your employer will be based in New Zealand. The New Zealand immigration system is now employer led so it makes sense to have your adviser in New Zealand. Having both your employment offer and immigration adviser under one roof is commonsense; the communication is seamless and effective.

Whether or not you secure your employment in New Zealand through Automotive Employment NZ, our immigration services are available to all skilled migrants moving to New Zealand. Your immigration advice is guaranteed to remain confidential and is separated from our recruitment operation in this regard.

Vanessa has been an integral part of Automotive Employment NZ Ltd since 2004, with various senior roles held since that time, and currently holds the Principal Licensed Immigration Adviser role for our parent company, Jobcorp NZ Ltd.

She also brings a wealth of business experience to the role having been involved in both our recruitment and immigration businesses. As a born and bred Kiwi, she knows New Zealand from Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Bluff at the bottom of the South. Vanessa provides advice with a knowledge base unequalled by many within our unique area of specialty.

Vanessa Godbaz