The NZ Government is continuing to progress its immigration rebalance, they have provided details on how highly skilled migrants, including those with roles on the Green List, can apply to gain residence once they have arrived in New Zealand.
If you want to apply for a work-to-residence visa under the Green List, you'll need to make sure you meet the following criteria:
Your employer will need to be accredited to sponsor you for this visa. If you're unsure whether your occupation is on the Green List or the specific requirements, you can speak with an expert at Provisas. We can help you determine your eligibility and put together a strong application.
Acceptable work in New Zealand can be counted towards a Work to Residence Visa while you hold or held:
There can be small breaks in your employment. But you must still show you worked for the required 24 months within the 30 months before your visa application date.
You can combine acceptable work in an occupation under tier 2 of the Green List with other types of work to make up the required 24 months.
This Could Include:
At Provisas, we have a team of experienced immigration consultants who can help you with your work to residence visa application. We can assess your eligibility, help you gather the required documents, and ensure that your application is strong. Please speak to us today to get started.
If you have any questions about the work to residence visa or the Green List, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're here to help you every step of the way.