NZ general skilled migrant program
NZ economy growing strong in a developed and prosperous
condition is a major motivator to draw immigrants to NZ. The higher GDP
of the country perfectly relates to the sophisticated standard of living
of people in NZ. Despite of an increase in the figures of people migrating
to New Zealand, the country still has a shortage of skilled workers in
Essential skills in demand for medical and electronic professionals are
often highly in demand in NZ. Also, when it comes to human development
index, NZ ranks at nineteenth position and is still improving.
New Zealand is also amongst the world's safest and most peaceful countries,
providing more temptation to immigrants to make it their new home. Work
ethics and ability of an individual is given supreme importance in the
Kiwi culture. Your contribution and efforts for the development of the
society are highly recognized and applauded. Your decision to immigrate
to NZ will change.
If your occupation appears on the Essential Skills for
New Zealand occupations, then you will be qualified to immigrate to New
Zealand. New Zealand welcomes everyone with relevant qualifications, skills
and experience that can contribute to the development of the New Zealand
economy. Skilled Migrant Category is the most suitable immigration category
that gives you the freedom to live and work in New Zealand permanently.
We assist you in submitting the Expression of interest to enhance your
chances of acceptability for minimum NZ immigration requirements. Points
are awarded on the basis of your qualification, offer letter for a job
in NZ and other factors. Other basic requirements include for health,
English language ability and character must also be fulfilled. An acceptance
of EOI is followed by a request to apply for residency in NZ.
EOIs that successfully claim over 100 points are submitted into the pool.
EOI that claimed 140 or above points are selected automatically from this
pool, whereas those that have points between 100 and 140 are selectively
picked up according to the demands of NZ. Sometimes EOI may remain in
the pool for six months. In that case, your EOI is withdrawn from pool
and you are notified about the same and we can then assist you in applying
with an EOI again. But if Immigration New Zealand did not select any EOIs
from the pool at all, your EOI may stay in the pool itself even after
six months until the next lot of EOIs is selected.
Aspiring NZ immigrants must be aware of the key selection
criteria in order to gain maximum points possible. However, meeting the
prerequisites of the English language, character certificate and health
is also mandatory before we lodge your Expression of Interest. Prior employment
offer in New Zealand, age, qualifications and work experience, all play
a crucial role in analyzing the points accumulated by you.
Skilled migrant category enjoys the utmost popularity among all visa classes
to get the Permanent Residency status in NZ. NZIS (The New Zealand Immigration
Service) currently deals in visas for the skilled migrant category for
New Zealand immigration. Skills of the applicant in accordance with their
nominated occupation are taken into consideration along with the points
that are awarded for several factors.
Pooling of Expressions of Interest is done, which are further ranked by
the Immigration New Zealand on the basis of a particular selection criterion.
Applicants who had been lucky enough to qualify through the selection
criteria are selected for the available places and are requested to file
an application for New Zealand residence. All essential documents are
then sent by these applicants to provide support for claims made by them
in the Expression of Interest.