Do you want to be a part of the happy New Zealanders and can satisfy the country’s needs of skills, qualifications and experience? Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is looking for people like you to apply for Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.
Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa will enable you to:
- Study, work and live in New Zealand forever
- Include your partner and dependent children aged less than 24 years in your residence visa application
How do you qualify for a New Zealand Skilled Migrant Resident Visa?
INZ uses a points-based system to qualify you for an NZ Skilled Migrant Resident Visa. You get points for things like your age, work experience, qualifications and offer of employment in a position that needs special skills.
You must satisfy the standard qualification criteria applied by INZ to all New Zealand Visas, such as:
The Skilled Migrant Category Visa also requires that you be less than 55 years old.
To being with, you go through an evaluation to see if you meet the visa requirements and calculate your points. Once you know where you stand, you can approach the INZ to submit your EOI (Expression of Interest). INZ may extend you an ITA (Invitation to Apply) if you have 160 points or higher. We specialise in maximising your points, so even if you fail to reach the 160 points mark, do contact us and book a consultation.
Note that New Zealand Skilled Migrant Resident Visa is an invitation-based process. You can only submit your formal application for the resident visa after you receive an ITA from Immigration New Zealand. Once INZ is convinced of your qualifications for a Skilled Migrant Category Visa, you may receive your NZ Resident Visa.
If you have any doubts about qualifying for New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Visa, book a consultation with immigration specialists at Professional Visa Solutions. We are immensely experienced in the Skilled Migrant Visa process and have a few tricks up our sleeve even if you fail to qualify in your self-assessment.
What conditions do you need to satisfy after you receive your Skilled Migrant Category Visa?
New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Visa requires that you satisfy the following conditions during your stay. Any breach in the visa terms may lead to cancellation of your visa and make you liable for deportation. You must:
- Stay employed for 3 months or more in your skilled work if you are working in Auckland.
- Stay employed for 12 months or more in your skilled work if you are working outside Auckland.
- In both cases, your pay must not go below the rate determined by the points for your skilled work during this period
- Provide proof of the above in less than 5 years of residing in the country
You will be allowed multiple entries to New Zealand before your travel conditions expire, which is 2 years after you start residing in New Zealand. You must get a Permanent Resident Visa or apply for a variation in conditions to travel beyond that.
Do not endanger your stay in New Zealand by breaching the terms of your stay in the country on Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. Our immigration experts work out of our Auckland office, so you can walk in to discuss your visa queries. Book a consultation to discuss your visa situation.
How much time and money does it take to get a New Zealand Skilled Migrant Resident Visa?
Processing times for New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Visas are long as it is an invitation-based process. Nonetheless, you can expect INZ to process your resident visa application in 5-14 months.
The visa application process needs expert involvement at all stages to cover the extensive documentary evidence and responding to any PPI (Potentially Prejudicial Information) letters from Immigration New Zealand. Our team of licensed immigration consultants understand the intricacies of Skilled Migrant Resident Visas to work through any complications and avoid delays.
Our immigration team prides itself in providing the best New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa service at an affordable price. Our typical rate for a New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa application is a reasonable NZ$ 4,600 – 6,600.
We reduce the cost and delay by uncovering the hidden aspects of your Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa application which cuts rework and avoids down the road surprises. Our experienced immigration advisers help you with expert assistance on all sorts of New Zealand Visa applications. Book a consultation now.