How to Immigrate to New Zealand?

New Zealand is one of the immigrant-friendly nations in the world and every year thousands of Immigrants migrate to this land for better employment opportunities. The New Zealand Immigration Department provides numerous visa programs through which an immigrant can come and live in this nation. Based on eligibility requirements and visa preferences, a candidate can select any program out of numerous New Zeand Plaermanent Residency Programs.

If you’re a skilled worker and looking forward to immigrating to New Zealand via Skilled Migration Category, check out the NZ permanent residency process.

Skilled Migrant Category Visa

Skilled Migrant Category or SMC visa is for skilled and experienced workers who wish to settle in the country permanently. It is a point-based visa which invites qualified skilled workers to live and work in the country. Go through the eligibility requirements to apply for Skilled Migrant Visa:

  1. Candidate’s age should be less than 55 years of age.
  2. Must meet minimum English language score
  3. Meet health and character requirements
  4. Must score 100 points on the point system grid
  5. Must meet other eligibility requirements

Interesting applicants need to create expression of interest and mention all the required details such as age, educational qualification, work experience, employment letter, and other factors. Out of 340, 100 points are required on the points system  to become eligible for applying New Zealand permanent residency. Though, applicants scoring 160 or above on the points system receive invitation to apply for a New Zealand PR visa.

Once you have met the eligibility requirements, you have to meet the below-given visa process:

  • a) Pre-assessment report

Candidates not having education from New Zealand need to go through the educational qualification equivalency test to meet the New Zealand education standards. Having a positive report lets you proceed further for the New Zealand PR process.

  • b) Expression of Interest

You have to create EOI profile and submit all the important credentials like age, education qualification, work experience, employment offer letter, etc. There is a requirement of 100 points on the NZ skill assessment grid to carry forward the process. Applicants with high scores receive invitation to apply for NZ PR through regular draws.

  • c) After getting ITA, complete the full assessment

The Immigration Department of New Zealand asks for complete assessment whether education qualification and work experience are interconnected to each other. To get more information about New Zealand permanent residency process, contact our Immigration experts. Call us on +91-7042184185 or drop down your queries at info@makevisas.com.