NEW ZEALAND SKILLED RESIDENT VISA


Skilled workers wishing to move to New Zealand and permanently settle in NZ can apply under any one of the following main skilled resident visa categories:

Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa

To qualify for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa, applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged 55 years or under;
  • Be employed in New Zealand or have a Job Offer from an accredited employer paying at least the median wage or 1.5 times median wage;
  • Score at least six (6) points from:
    • Any one skill category (NZ qualification or high income in NZ or NZ occupational registration); or
    • Combination of any one skill category (as above) AND skilled work experience in New Zealand
  • Meet English language, Health and Character requirements;
  • Be Invited To Apply for Resident visa.

Skiled Migrant Category (SMC) Application Process

SMC Resident Visa application is a two-step process and the applicant:

  • Initially submits Expression of Interest (EOI) to apply for Resident Visa (RV);
  • EOI is checked and if it meets the criteria, Invitation To Apply (ITA) for RV is issued quickly - there is no EOI pool or selection from the pool;
  • You submit your RV application with all requisite documents and pay application fees within 4 months from receipt of ITA;
  • RV application is processed and decision made on your application.

Contact us for advice, guidance and comprehensive service (visa application and case management service until receipt of visa decision) if you wish to find out your eligibility and apply for Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa.

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Green List Resident Visa

Green list resident visa provides migrants with job offers in highly skilled, hard-to-fill occupations on Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Green List to apply for Straight To Residence visa or Work To Residence visa.

Straight To Residence Visa

Straight To Residence visa category applicants must meet the following requirements to qualify for resident visa:

  • be aged 55 years or under;
  • be employed or have job offer from an accredited employer in an occupation on Tier 1 of the Green List
  • employment or job offer must be full-time and permanent or for at least 12 months fixed term contract;
  • independent contractors may also be eligible in some cases;
  • meet health, character and English language requirements.

Work To Residence Visa

Work To Residence visa provides pathway to secure residence visa. To qualify, migrants must have skilled job offer and meet the following requirements:

  • be aged 55 years or under at the time of residence visa application;
  • be employed or have a job offer from an accredited employer in an occupation on Tier 2 of the Green List;
  • have worked in New Zealand in an occupation on Tier 2 of the Green List for at least 24 months during 30 month period immediately preceeding residence visa application;
  • employment on or after 29 September 2021 is counted within the 24 months work period;
  • employment or job offer must be full-time and permanent or for at least 12 months fixed term contract;
  • meet health, character and English language requirements.

Contact us for professional advice, guidance and comprehensive service (visa application and case management until receipt of visa decision) if you wish to find out your eligibility and apply for Green List Straight To Residence Visa or Work To Residence Visa.

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