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.
55 years or under
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module
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.
Only for onshore Applicants, must meet the criteria 29th September 2021.
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