I am trying to work remotely in New Zealand. I work for a company in the US.
My manager has agreed to let me work overseas. As a software engineer, I could really work just about anywhere. But our HR department are telling me it can’t be done – that we would have to pay New Zealand a lot of money to allow engineers to work there.
I want to work on an IEP Work Exchange visa. I am not looking to get a working visa, and I’m not going for residence. I would love to get advice on whether or not I could legally stay in NZ on a Work Exchange visa while still maintaining my US employment status.
And even if you don’t have experience with NZ in this area, if you have successfully done this abroad in any country I would love to hear about it.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!