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The skilled migrant visa for New Zealand is most likely the quickest and most inexpensive means any person or family to reside in this beautiful place.
Access to the workforce is a key attraction for many people who are thinking about coming to New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand has several visa options to suit different skills and circumstances
Skilled Migrant Visa For Nz
The Skilled Migrant Category was a visa category for New Zealand residents who wanted to move to New Zealand permanently and work. This visa is no longer available but you may want to check the business category visa as it will suit your needs better.
The Skilled Migrant Pathway to Residence
The Skilled Migrant Category is the most popular visa pathway to residence in New Zealand for migrants and their families.
PLEASE NOTE: A REVIEW IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY OF THE SKILLED MIGRANT CATEGORY. THIS PATHWAY WILL BE REOPENED LATER IN 2022 AFTER APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021 RESIDENT VISA CLOSE ON 31 JULY.
Move to New Zealand and live here indefinitely.
A resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category will allow you to live, work and study in New Zealand indefinitely and you can include your partner and your dependent children aged 24 and under.
This visa policy is based on a points system that factors in multiple elements considered to be employability and settlement indicators.
Applicants submit an online Expression of Interest to start the process of becoming a New Zealand resident.
A job offer is usually required to meet the points threshold and to proceed to the next step of the visa application process, the actual Resident Visa Application.
Once you are a permanent resident of New Zealand you will be able to move between jobs and are free to choose any work you like.
Our Fusion Service will provide you with the support you will need to successfully complete this process.
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Do you want to become a permanent resident in New Zealand?
The pathway to permanent residence under the Skilled Migrant Category is complex.
The SMC resident visa application process formally consists of two main stages:
- the Expression of Interest and
- the actual Residence Visa Application.
In some cases an external assessment of the applicant’s qualifications by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, NZQA, will be necessary as well, and for certain professions registration with the professional body in charge might be required.
However, in practice the process of becoming a permanent resident under the SMC policy is a lot more complicated than that
At NZIC we can help you navigate the pathway to becoming a skilled migrant under the SMC policy.
“NZIC guided me all the way through getting my first work visa to permanent residency. Their job seeking support was key when I first arrived in NZ, communication was always easy and clear. I’m very thankful for their help and definitely recommend their services.”
The Residence Visa Application Process under the Skilled Migrant Category policy:
Expression of Interest (EOI)
In your online Expression of Interest you will claim points for your qualifications, work experience, age etc. All Expressions of Interest received will be ranked from highest to lowest points and placed into a Pool.
Every fortnight Immigration New Zealand selects the Expressions of Interest with the highest point scores from the Pool. This process is called Selection.
While the SMC policy states that the minimum requirement for submitting an EOI is at 100 points, the points score that is actually necessary for an Expression of Interest to be selected from the Pool has been set at 160.
This means that all Expressions of Interest with a points score of 160 or more will automatically be selected.
Expressions of Interest that have been successfully selected from the Pool will undergo a preliminary assessment, where Immigration New Zealand will check the credibility of the information provided by you in your EOI.
At the start of this second stage of the application process, your application for a Resident Visa will be submitted to Immigration New Zealand, including all documents proving the point claims made in the Expression of Interest.
Once your resident visa application has been lodged, Immigration New Zealand will assess it against Government residence policy. They will also look at your potential to settle successfully and make a real contribution to New Zealand’s social and economic development.
The assessment against settlement and contribution requirements will take into consideration the application as a whole, including information gained at interview, if an interview is conducted.
Depending on how well you are able to demonstrate your ability or potential to successfully settle in New Zealand, your application may be approved and you will be granted a Resident Visa, or you may instead be granted a Work Visa, which will enable you to establish yourself in skilled employment in New Zealand, or your application may be declined.