Skilled Migrant category Residence Visa

If your skills, qualifications or experience can be utilized by New Zealand, you may get a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. The success of your application in this category depends on a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, qualifications, offer of skilled employment in hand etc. Your application has more chances of being successful if you have a skilled job or a job offer for skilled employment, or if you have work experience in an area which has absolute skill shortage in New Zealand - you get bonus points for it.

This process is complex and lengthy process however gives you permanent access to New Zealand if you have the skilled needed.

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