How many points do you need?

How many points do you need for your Expression of Interest to be selected from the Pool?

The reality is that there are constantly more EOIs in the Pool than needed to fill the annual quota of migrants. 

While the Skilled Migrant Category policy allows anybody who can score a minimum of 100 points to submit an Expression of Interest, this does not mean that the EOI is going to be selected. 

 

It is important to understand the Selection Process, to determine whether your Expression of Interest  has a realistic chance to be selected from the Pool. 

The Selection Process

Once your Expression of Interest, EOI, has been submitted to Immigration New Zealand, it will go into a Pool, together with all other EOIs. Every two weeks throughout the year Immigration New Zealand selects Expressions of Interest from the Pool.

The number of Expressions of Interest to be selected depends on how many EOIs are potentially needed to reach the annual target number of migrants.  

The  number of points you will need to be selected depends on the quality of the other candidates, whose Expressions of Interest are in the Pool at the same time as yours. Only the best applicants will be successful.

 

Our advice to you:

  • Look up the most recent selection result below, to find out how many points you will most likely need for your EOI to be successful.  
  • Compare previous selection results further down, to see the points development and understand the importance of a New Zealand offer of skilled employment. 

You will see that it is most likely that you will need a New Zealand job offer in order to be able to claim the 50-70 additional points that will make the deciding difference for the successful outcome of your Expression of Interest.

 

The New Zealand Residence Programme - Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Fortnightly Selection Statistics - 9 November 2016

1. Selection 9 November 2016Skilled Migrant Category

The most recent selection of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) under the Skilled Migrant Category took place on 9 November 2016.

As a result, 334 EOIs that had a total of 160 or more points, representing 675 people will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.

There are 1,658 EOIs in the pool after the selection.

2. The make-up of selection


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With Job Offer

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Without Job Offer

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Total

Points 160 or more

Offshore

31

14


45

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Onshore

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289

-

289

Total

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320

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14

334

 

 

Wednesday August 17, 2016.

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 751 (1,603 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 146 (319 registrants)
Total selection 897 (1,922 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday June 22, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 746 (1,498 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 153 (328 registrants)
Total selection 899 (1,826 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday May 25, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 729 (1,555 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 149 (298 registrants)
Total selection 878 (1,852 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest (EOI) selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 669
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 140
Total selection 809

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

16 March 2016 - New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [42KB]

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 781

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

165

Total selection

946

 The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

2 March 2016 - New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [36KB]
Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 684

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

128

Total selection

812

 

Wednesday January 20, 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

 20 January 2016 - New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [41KB]
Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 585

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

104

Total selection

689

 

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

 25 November 2015 - New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [36KB]
Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 707

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

130

Total selection

837

 

Monday, November 16, 2015

 11 November 2015 - New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet [PDF 41KB]

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 725

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

142

Total selection

867

 

 Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 602

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

143

Total selection

745

 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All those with a points total of 140 or more

471

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points

141

Total Selection

612

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 598

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

146

TOTAL SELECTION

744

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 594

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

150

TOTAL SELECTION

744

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 494

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

133

TOTAL SELECTION

627

 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteriaNo. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 473

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points.

120

TOTAL SELECTION

593

 

Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide!

Talk to our Employment Adviser about finding a job that suits your professional background and ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers whether that job will entitle you to 50-70 points for your Expression of Interest.

 

Read more about becoming a New Zealand resident through the Skilled Migrant Category:

Ask our Licensed Immigration Adviser

If you want to find out more about obtaining the right visa for New Zealand, contact Julia Cooke, Licensed Immigration Adviser at NZIC.

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