The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Visa is a points-based Resident Visa for immigration to New Zealand in which points are given for various factors such as skilled employment, education, relevant work experience, age and family. An Expression of Interest (EOI) is filed with New Zealand’s government, which may issue an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to applicants who appear to meet the eligibility requirements, which include receiving at least 160 points and meeting age, health, character, English language and other criteria (e.g., a genuine offer of skilled employment may be required). If approved for a New Zealand Resident Visa, you and your eligible family members will be able to live, study and work in New Zealand long-term and have the opportunity to enjoy the high quality Kiwi lifestyle. Furthermore, after you live in New Zealand at least five years with a valid New Zealand Resident Visa and meet other criteria, you can apply for New Zealand citizenship. To read more, click here!
New Zealand has temporary work visas that may provide a path toward permanent residency for eligible skilled foreign workers with a genuine desire to work in New Zealand and who meet all of the eligibility criteria. In order to qualify for a work visa to New Zealand, you will need to obtain a genuine offer of qualifying skilled employment in New Zealand from an accredited employer or have an occupation that is in high demand in New Zealand, plus meet the requirements for health, character, English language skills, etc. After you live and work in New Zealand for a certain amount of time with the temporary work visa and meet other criteria, you may be able to apply for the long-term New Zealand Resident Visa. For more details, click here!
Whether you apply for New Zealand’s Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa or apply for a temporary work visa to New Zealand, you will want to find a job in New Zealand as soon as possible. We are pleased to be collaborating with a well-known global job search platform which helps to bring employers and job-seekers together all over the world. Once you obtain a genuine offer of qualifying New Zealand employment and meet all the criteria, you will be in a stronger position to apply for the relevant New Zealand visa. To learn more about the New Zealand Job Search Assistance, click here!