New Zealand Immigration Services

Immigration to New Zealand for Skilled Workers

Recent changes and enhancements to New Zealand’s Skilled Migration scheme have made their selection system a little more flexible, hence the recent increase of interest in migration to New Zealand by skilled workers under this category.

New Zealand’s selection system is one of the worlds best with two equally important stages to consider before you make an application for skilled migration to New Zealand.

In order to be considered under this Permanent Resident visa category, you will need to firstly submit an Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest:

The current pass mark for in order to be considered for an Expression of Interest selection for immigration to New Zealand as a skilled worker is now 100 - down from 195 in February 2004!

At this stage you will need to prepare an extremely informative Expression of Interest form to the New Zealand Immigration Services. This form will be the ‘statement’ of your points score and personal details.

A selection will take place every fortnight and if selected within a 3-month period, you will be invited to apply for a Permanent Resident visa.

Permanent Residency:

If you are meet the following criteria then you may be eligible for New Zealand Skilled Migration:

You may also qualify for bonus points if you:

There are a number of other things to consider in order to correctly allocate points and make a valid application.

Requirements include:

Please note that:

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