New Zealand Visas
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team will pro-actively contact you and will stand with you throughout
your query of a visa or immigration service, our team of experts will
listen to your needs keenly and counsel you with professional advice as
per the need of the case, we will make sure you get your desired visa
at the first time.
New Zealand is a large, vibrant, business-friendly country; it offers
a wide variety of exciting work and lifestyle opportunities. With a booming
economy and a strong cultural mix, New Zealand has a rhythm all of its
own. Whether you want an outdoors lifestyle, an urban playground or something
in between, NZ has something for everyone. Everything is just a stone's
throw away, giving you the ability to balance your life at its best. New
Zealand is the only first world country left which is still offering easy
ways to permanently settle down there, but New Zealand seeks people with
good skills and education, to promote its economy.
New Zealand has several types of visa categories to choose from, which
are as follows:
Work In New Zealand
New Zealand is a country with wonderful opportunities
of living and working. And to work in New Zealand you need a work visa.
There are temporary and permanent work visas as per the eligibility and
need of the worker, working in NZ can also lead to successful path to
Permanent Residency in New Zealand.
New Zealand is seen as a top holiday destination
internationally, it has been awarded a few times for its scenic beauty
and adventure. Averaging 2.5 million international tourists visiting every
year, tourism is the largest industry in New Zealand.
New Zealand has a range of family visas to
help partners, dependent children, parents, siblings or adult children
of New Zealand citizens or residents to come to live in New Zealand. New
Zealand's family visas are for those applicants who have family members
in New Zealand and they are willing to sponsor them. This type of visa
depends on the sponsor's profile, whether the sponsor has sufficient income
to support the visa applicant or not.
New Zealand is a booming economy of the world
at present, being a first world country companies from all over seek to
do business here, there are lot of options for business people to come
to New Zealand for a business related visit. Also for people to establish,
manage or develop a new or existing business, or invest in New Zealand.
New Zealand PR (Permanent Residency)
New Zealand welcomes new migrants from all
over the world with open hands, people who will contribute by bringing
valuable skills or qualifications, setting up a business, or making a
financial investment in the country. Usual Categories are:
New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category (Skilled PR)
The New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)
is for foreign skilled workers who are under 50 years of age, healthy,
of good character and who speak English. This is an opportunity for them
to move to New Zealand to work and live permanently.
Requirements for Skilled Migration Category:
To fulfil the basic requirements to be eligible
for residence under Skilled Migrant Category you must:
- Should be 55 or under
- Should be healthy
- Should be of good character
- Speak English
To qualify under the New Zealand Skilled Migrant
Category a minimum of 100 points needs to be scored in points based assessment.
You score points for age, experience, employability and qualifications.
Candidates for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category, who have
an offer of employment, work experience or qualifications in an area of
absolute skill shortage identified on the LTSSL (Long Term Skill Shortage
List), may gain bonus points towards their application for residence,
which may also help them to qualify for Skilled Migrant Category. Once
you qualify, the first step towards skilled migration can be made by submitting
an Expression of Interest (EOI) for skilled migration to immigration New
Zealand. If you have claimed 100 points or more on your EOI, you can submit
it into the Pool. 100 points will get your EOI into the 'Pool', but the
more points you have, the more likely you are to be selected. Once your
EOI is drawn from the pool, after assessment the department sends an Invitation
To Apply (ITA) and now you will have to show proof of the claims made
on your EOI. This means medical and police certificates, proof of English
language ability, and documentation regarding your skills, experience,
and other factors. After you submit application and the documents asked,
department starts assessing you for residence. They will once again make
sure that you meet all requirements, and that your points claimed are
valid. The department will also assess you on your ability to settle in
New Zealand successfully. They may consider you able based on your application,
or may wish to interview you.
Important Note on Occupational registration:
If your occupation needs occupational registration
in New Zealand and you do not have it, you will not be able to work in
your chosen occupation under the Skilled Migrant Category.
What Can I Do With This Visa?
- The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)
offers you the opportunity to move to New Zealand to work and live permanently.
Permanent residents can apply for citizenship once they live in New
Zealand for a certain period of time.
- Partner and dependent children
are allowed to accompany the principal applicant under SMC and can study,
work and live permanently in New Zealand.