Resident Visa Nz 

Resident Visa Nz

Resident Visa Nz – New Zealand is a country that is appealing to many people around the world because of its employment opportunities, stable government, fair laws, and way of life. New Zealand meets this migrant demand through Residence Visa.

There are a number of different routes available to obtain a residence visa. Normally it is a staged process where you get a temporary visa first, meet additional criteria, and then get a residency visa. The routes you can take to residency include being a skilled migrant, student, investor or entrepreneur.

Overview of Residence Visa NZ Options

If you want to live permanently in New Zealand, you will need a residence visa. NZ offers a range of different resident visas types to cater for people in a range of situations. Please check out the options below or you can call us to arrange a consultation where we can discuss your specific circumstances. We’ll then be able to advise you of your options.

Your Resident Visa New Zealand Options

  • Skilled Migrant Resident Visa nz – you can apply for this visa depending on your profession and your skills, qualifications, and experience
  • Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa nz – the government in New Zealand regularly identifies a range of skills the country has a shortage of. This includes long-term skills shortages as well as other skills shortages. Having a skill on the long-term skills shortage list doesn’t guarantee your application will be successful, but it does help. Normally you will need to get a work visa before a residence visa.
  • Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa – you can apply for this visa if you have worked for an accredited employer for two years.
  • Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Resident Visa – you need to have held a Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work visa for a minimum of two years and remain active and well-known in your field.
  • Entrepreneur Resident Visa – you can apply for this visa if you’re in New Zealand and have been self-employed for at least six months or have run your business for two years or more.
  • Investor Visa – if you have money to invest in New Zealand, you can apply for an Investor visa.
  • Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa – this could apply if the company you work for is relocating to New Zealand and you have to move.
  • Religious Worker Resident Visa – you can apply for this visa if you’ve had a Religious Worker Visa for a minimum of three years.
  • Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa nz – this visa applies if your partner is a New Zealand resident or citizen.
  • Parent Retirement Resident Visa – if you have a child who is a New Zealand resident or citizen, plus you meet the investment, living expenses, and income criteria, you can apply for this visa.
  • Parent Resident Visa – this could apply to you if you have an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.
  • Dependent Child Resident Visa nz – this is the visa you should apply for on behalf of your dependent children. It lets them live with you in New Zealand.
  • Intercountry Adoption Resident Visa – this applies if you have adopted a child from another country and want to make the child a New Zealand resident.
  • Refugee Family Support Resident Visa – this could apply to you if a member of your family got residency in NZ as a protected person or refugee.
  • Australia Resident Visa –a suitable visa if you’re an Australian citizen.
  • Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Resident Visa – a ballot for resident visas is held each year in Samoa as well as a collective ballot in Fiji, Tuvalu, Tonga, and Kiribati.
  • Pitcairn Islander Resident Visa –a visa suitable if you’re from Pitcairn Island and have a job offer in New Zealand.
  • Second Resident Visa – in situations where you have an expired resident visa.

Find Out More

To qualify for any of the above types of resident visa, New Zealand immigration officials require you to meet certain criteria. You can get help with the entire process from our licensed and experienced team. Call today on 09 522 9477.

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