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Skilled Migrant Category

The Skilled Migrant Category addresses applicants who are planning to take up skilled employment in New Zealand.

Minimum requirements for a resident application under the Skilled Migrant Category are:   

• Good health
• Good character
• Good English language capabilities
• Age limit of 55 years
• Point score of at least 100 under the points system

In principle every applicant who meets the above criteria might be eligible for a resident visa.


The application process under the Skilled Migrant Category consists of two main stages:

  1. Expression of Interest
  2. Residence Application

In some cases a third stage, an assessment of the applicant`s qualifications, will be necessary.

If you want to read more about the application process:

For a quick self-assessment of your chances:

Ask one of our Licensed Immigration Advisers at New Zealand Immigration Concepts for a free assessment of your chances:


"We look forward to hearing from you!"

"Migrants who make this country home are important to New Zealand's heritage, culture and economy"Dept. of Labour 2006

Licensed Professionals = Protected Migrants

Dr. Carsten Hallwass
Licence Number 200900212

Julia G. Cooke
Licence Number 200901849

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