Tuesday 29 November 2016

Recent Changes in Skilled Migrant Work Visa in New Zealand Take Effect

Immigration New Zealand implemented changes for the skilled migrant work visa in New Zealand last October 12, 2016. Previously, those with who had 100 to 139 points with a job offer were invited to Apply for Residence under the old policy EOI. However, with the increased point threshold, applicants for the Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest (EOI) will now need 160 points or more to qualify.

Under this new policy, EOIs with 160 points or more will naturally be automatically selected from the pool, regardless of trade. For instance, a food technologist who has 160 points would be included in the pool as opposed to a civil engineer who failed to meet the requirement. However, those who have already been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) prior to this recent development can apply under the old policy. The same is true for people who have been selected but have not received their ITAs. Read more from this blog:

Thursday 3 November 2016

Learn the Basics on Applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa in New Zealand

New Zealand is teeming with employment opportunities not only for the locals, but for migrant workers as well. Not only can you follow a career in New Zealand, but you may also even work your way into being a resident in this country.

Generally, you have numerous options for a work visa including the Skilled Migrant Category. This is a points system based on a couple of factors, including age, work experience, qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment.

The requirements

In applying for a visa under the Skilled Migrant Category, you must provide proof of your identity and show that you’re of a good character and in good health. You must also have a great command of the English language, and you mustn’t be over the age of 55. Read more on this article:


Tuesday 1 November 2016

What You Need to Apply for a Work to Residence Visa in New Zealand

A Work to Residence visa is something migrants on temporary work visas would need if they want to permanently live in New Zealand. Once you have this, you will automatically gain the formal status of a resident, and you will be allowed to stay in the country indefinitely. Of course, you will also be given access to various publicly funded services. Before you become a resident, however, you would need to be eligible first.

Basic Requirements

There are a few ways to qualify for a work to residence visa, but the basic requirements for them remain the same. Fulfilling these should be your first priority. Firstly, you must have a valid passport with an expiry date not exceeding three months past the date when you have to leave New Zealand. It’s also required to have been working for at least two years and to be under the age of 56. Next are good health, good character and a genuine desire to work in the country. Read more on this article: