This class of Visa allows you to work in New Zealand initially for 24 months after which you can apply for a resident Visa. Work to resident Visa is further divided into two classifications, the long-term skill shortage Visa and Accredited Employer Visa.
If you working in a profession which is listed in long-term skills shortage category, and you possess the relevant qualifications and skills to accompany it, then you are eligible to apply for work to residence visa. However, you would be required to meet the character, age and health requirements for applying. This Visa can be the first step that you take towards becoming a resident. You need to be in constant employment for a duration of 30 months in a profession which is listed under skills shortage list. You can apply for residence after completion of 24 months of work in professions listed under long-term skills shortage by the government of New Zealand. However, your partner and children cannot be clubbed with this category of Visa. They have to apply separately for the same. For further details and information, we advise you to connect with one of our counselors.
This category of Visa is for people who already possess a long-term job offer or a permanent job offer from an immigration New Zealand Accredited employer and are under the age of 55. The validity of this Visa is 30 months and you can apply for residence after completion of 24 months of employment. Your partner and children, however, need to apply for separate Visa depending on the relationship.