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Immigration Options and Programs - New Zealand

We invite people who have the skills to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth to apply for this visa. Before we can invite you to apply, we’ll first need you to send us an Expression of Interest (EOI) telling us about your employment in New Zealand, work experience, and qualifications. If your Expression of Interest is successful we’ll offer you the opportunity to apply to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.


Eligibility - 

55 years or under

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module

Skilled Employment

Recognized Occupation

Work Experience

Partner Skill 


Skilled Occupation Tracker –

Long Term Skill Shortage

Regional Skill Shortage

Construction and Infrastructure skill shortage


New Zealand One-Off 2021-2022 Resident Visa

This new One-Off visa is a streamlined visa pathway for many temporary and works visa holders.


Eligibility –

Only for onshore Applicants, must meet the criteria 29th September 2021.

  • Stayed In New Zealand on 29th September 2021
  • Be or eligible visa holder from the following-


Post Study Work Visa

Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

Essential Skills Work Visa

Religious Worker Work Visa

Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa

Trafficking Victim Work Visa

Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa

Skilled Migrant Category Job Search Work Visa

Victims of Family Violence Work

Visa South Island Contribution Work Visa

Work Visa granted under Section 61 (provided the applicant held another eligible visa type within 6 months of being granted a Section 61 visa)

Some Critical Purpose Visitor Visas (CPVV):

Critical health workers for longer-term roles (6 months or longer), and

Other critical workers for long-term roles (more than 6 months).


Other Criteria –

Have to be in New Zealand at least for 3+ Years

Candidates need to earn at least $27 per hour

Job must be in the long term list

Is this Visa Open to application?

All eligible candidates can apply for this visa, including those who have submitted EOI under the Skilled Migrant Category From March 1st, 2022

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