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 temporary work visa to New Zealand, you will need to obtain a qualifying New Zealand job offer from an accredited employer or have an occupation that is in high demand in New Zealand, plus meet all of the mandatory requirements for the relevant work visa (such as proof of identity, age, education, 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 might (depending on the particular work visa and other factors) be able to apply for the long-term New Zealand Residence Visa.
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