Hi there,

could you please advise me if you are eligible for paid parental leave (given the condition to work for at least 12 months is fulfilled) if you hold only work visa (valid for 30 months)? Or is yours/your child's residency condition for the eligibility of paid parental leave? The definition of eligibility on MBIE pages speaks only about the length of employment but nothing about the residency status:

You are eligible for parental leave if you have worked for the same employer for an average of at least 10 hours a week, and at least one hour in every week or 40 hours in every month, in the six or 12 months immediately before the baby’s expected due date or the date you have assumed the care of a child you intend to adopt.

Thanks in advance for all answers,