New Zealand General Skilled Migration Program
NZ economy standing strong in a developed and prosperous condition is a major motivator to draw immigrants to NZ. The higher GDP of the country perfectly relates to the sophisticated standard of living of people in NZ. Despite of an increase in the figures of people migrating to New Zealand, the country still has a shortage of skilled workers in various fields.
Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) contains the occupation list for NZ that are the in-demand occupations according to the needs of the NZ economy. This list is updated on a regular basis and our immigration consultants keep a vigilant eye for the amendments made in this list to ensure maximum benefit of our clients. Medical and IT professionals are often highly in demand in NZ.
While pristine natural beauty of this enchanting island offers the rarely found tranquil atmosphere, yet top notch living standards here are not second to any developed country. This combination of peaceful environment and yet offering the comforts of today’s modern world make NZ the first immigration choice for many people nowadays.
New Zealand is also amongst the world’s safest and most peaceful countries, providing more temptation to immigrants to make it their new home.
Work ethics and ability of an individual is given supreme importance in the Kiwi culture. Your contribution and efforts for the development of the society are highly recognized and applauded.
The decision of immigration to NZ changes your life completely and must be considered carefully. Having faced any dilemmas or queries, you can consult us anytime and we would be more than glad to assist you the right way.
New Zealand Skilled Migration Application Process
If you applying to immigrate to New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category, you will need to go through the following steps.
1. Requirements – First you need to demonstrate that you meet the basic requirements. You need to be aged from 20-55 (inclusive). You also have to meet the standards of health, character, and English language proficiency before you start the process.
2. Expression of Interest (EOI) – This is the first step in the application. If you qualify, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), in which you claim points for skills, experience, and other factors.
3. The EOI pool and the pool draw – If your EOI application has more than 100 points, it goes into the Pool. Every fortnight, all EOIs over 140 points are automatically selected for an invitation to apply. After this, lower scoring EOIs with certain factors, such as skilled employment in New Zealand, are selected. Your chances of selection improve greatly the more points you have.
4. Invitation to Applying – if you meet the EOI selection criteria, you will need be sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the NZ Immigration department. You complete the paperwork and send them proof of the claims made on your EOI, including any necessary medical and police certificates, proof of English language proficiency, your skills, experience, and other factors.
5.Final Assessment – Immigration New Zealand will then assess you for residence and make sure your points claims are valid. This may include an interview.
6.Residence and Work to Residence visas and permits -If you meet the criteria, you will be offered a residence visa or permit. If the Immigration department thinks that you have potential, but want to see how you settle, give will be given a work to residence visa or permit, which you can use to help obtain an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand for up to nine months. If you obtain skilled employment in this time you will have shown your ability to settle and contribute, and your residence application will be approved. If you do not meet the Immigration departments’ residence policy criteria they will decline your application for residence.
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