New Zealand PR

NEW ZEALAND PR

SKILLED MIGRANT CATEGORY
 New Zealand offers many opportunities for skilled migrants, particularly in industries and regions experiencing growth and skill shortages. The Skilled Migrant Category is for potential migrants who are interested in gaining New Zealand residence and have readily transferable skills and experience.

Benefits of a Permanent Residence Visa -

A few of the innumerable benefits that follow a PR in New Zealand are:

  • You can live, work, travel and study in New Zealand indefinitely without any restrictions
  • You can avail medical facilities at subsidised rates as well as social security benefits
  • Your children shall be eligible for free education at state-run schools and universities
  • You can sponsor your relatives to apply for permanent resident visas, provided they meet the residency and assurance of support requirements
  • You can apply for New Zealand citizenship after staying in the country for several years, needless to say that you fulfil all their other criteria such as basic usage of English language, communicative skills, good character, and a clear intent to continue staying in the country
  • Children born in New Zealand shall automatically gain citizenship of the country by birth
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New Zealand PR Visa Requirements -

The basic requirements to adhere to in order to obtain a PR Visa in New Zealand are:

  • Age less than 56 years
  • Fluency and good command over English language
  • Good health and good character
  • Job offer in hand (in case you have applied for sponsored work visa)
  • Ability to prove your intent of stay in the country

One can apply to PR visa in New Zealand through various categories mainly Skilled Migrant Category, Partner Category, and Business and Investment Category.

New Zealand PR Points System

The points system is designed to prioritise potential migrants who have the most to offer New Zealand so that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) can decide who to invite to apply for residence. Points are available for skilled employment in New Zealand, skilled work experience, qualifications and age. A variety of bonus points are also available for factors such as employment in areas of skill shortage and partner’s qualifications. The points schedule enclosed contains full details
Factors Points  
Age (20 to 55 years) 20-39 30  
40-44 20  
45-49 10  
50-55 5  
Skilled employment Current skilled employment in New Zealand or an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand 50  
Bonus points for skilled employment Current skilled employment in New Zealand or an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand in an area of absolute skills shortage 10  
Current skilled employment or an offer of skilled employment outside the Auckland region 30  
Current skilled employment or an offer of skilled employment with remuneration of least $54.00 per hour, or the equivalent annual salary 20  
Skilled work experience 2 years 10  
4 years 20  
6 years 30  
8 years 40  
10 years 50  
Additional bonus points if skilled work experience is in New Zealand 1 year or more 10  
Additional bonus points for skilled work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage 2 to 5 years 10  
6 years or more 15  
Qualifications Recognised level 3 qualification if included on the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment (LQEA) 40  
Recognised level 4-6 qualification (e.g., trade qualification, diploma) 40  
Recognised level 7 or 8 qualification (e.g., bachelor’s degree, bachelor’s degree with Honours) 50  
Recognised level 9 or 10 post-graduate qualification (Master’s degree, Doctorate) 70  
Bonus points for qualifications gained in New Zealand 2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised bachelor degree (level 7) New Zealand qualification; or 10  
1 year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification; or 10  
2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification 15  
 
Bonus points for partner’s skilled employment Partner’s current skilled employment in New Zealand or offer of skilled employment in New Zealand. 20  
Bonus points for partner’s qualification (either) Recognised qualification at level 7 or 8; or 10
Recognised qualification at level 9 or above 20
Securing 160 points gets you selected for ITA (Invitation to Apply) for visa. The minimum submission criteria would be 100-135. Expression of Interest (EOI) process Applying under the Skilled Migrant Category is a two-stage process: you submit an EOI into the EOI Pool and wait to see if it is selected. If you are invited to apply for residence, you then have a four-month period to lodge a residence application. Prerequisites To be considered under this category you need to be of good health, good character, meet English language requirements and be under 56 years of age. To have an EOI accepted, you will also need to be claiming at least 100 points for what are called ‘employability and capacity building factors’—factors such as skilled employment, recognised qualifications and skilled work experience.

STEP BY STEP PROCESS SKILLED MIGRANT CATEGORY

1: Self-assessment:

The Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa points indicator, check your points in pre assessment to see whether or not you are eligible for submitting an EOI.

2: Create and submit an EOI:

 By completing an EOI, you will give us information about your health, character, age, English language ability and the ‘employability and capacity building’ factors that you are claiming points for, such as skilled employment, qualifications and skilled work experience. To submit your EOI you must pay the correct fee.

3: EOI Pool selection:

 EOIs meeting a certain points threshold are selected from the Pool periodically (usually every two weeks). This threshold may be adjusted from time to time so that EOIs in sufficient numbers are selected to fulfil the Skilled/Business Stream of the New Zealand Residence Programme. An EOI is current for a period of six months from the date of first submission to the Pool. If selection(s) of EOIs occur within the six-month period and yours is not selected, your EOI will automatically be withdrawn. If your EOI is selected from the Pool, we will assess the credibility of your points claim. Based on this credibility check, you may be invited to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category. If it appears you are not eligible for enough points to meet the selection threshold, but you still have at least 100 points, your EOI will be returned to the Pool (and will remain there for the remainder of the six-month period). If it appears you are eligible for less than 100 points, your EOI will be withdrawn from the Pool. If your EOI has not yet been selected (or was selected and subsequently returned to the Pool), you can continue to make changes to your EOI online.

4: Invitation to apply:

If your EOI is successful, you will receive an invitation to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category, either by email or letter.

5: Residence application assessment:

Your application against Residence instructions would be submitted and assessed under the Skilled Migrant Category. Once approved your residence application will be accepted.

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