1) Skilled employment
50-60 points are awarded for a job offer in New Zealand.
2) Work experience
Points are awarded for minimum 2 years of work experience in the same field in which you have skilled employment.
40-60 points are awarded for trade certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and post-graduate qualifications.
|Masters Degree, Doctorate||60|
|Bachelor degree, Bachelor degree with honors||50|
|Trade qualification, Diploma||40|
5 – 30 points are awarded for age which must be under 55 years old.
5) Close family
10 points are awarded, in case you have the close family member who is a New Zealand resident or citizen.
Your process will be handled in 2 Stages:
Stage 1 – Expression of Interest
Your Expression of Interest (EOI) can be lodged online or via post, which will declare your interest to live and work in New Zealand with all the required information regarding your skills, work experience, educational qualifications etc. No documents will be required at this stage.
Stage 2 – Main Application
If your EOI gets selected out of the EOI pool, an invitation to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category with an application form that includes all the documents as a proof of your information submitted at the point of EOI.
The Duration for Visa processing depends upon the particular case lodged and is based on personal circumstances. A time period of 10 to 12 months on average is taken to process this visa application for overseas applicants if all the requirements are met.
|Cost||For Online application||Paper Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)|
|Skilled Migrant Visa||$530||$2470|
|Post-study work visa||New Zealand Occupation List|
|Essential Skills work Visa||Silver Fern Visa|
|Dependent Visa for children||New Zealand Points Calculator|
|Working Holiday Visa||Investor Visa|
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