The New 2021 Resident Visa provides a new one-off residence visa pathway for temporary work visa holders currently in New Zealand.
Critical purpose visa holders arriving in New Zealand between 30 September 2021 and 31 July 2022 on long-term visas may also be eligible for this new resident visa.
There are 4 scenarios that will allow you to move to New Zealand now.
Find out whether you qualify to come to New Zealand now, while our borders are finally gradually re-open.
To ensure that critical services can be provided in New Zealand, and to support New Zealand employers who are experiencing difficulties with filling their job openings, New Zealand is inviting 'critical workers' to enter the country now.
The type of visa you need for New Zealand depends on your plans.
Use our tool for a quick first check of your chances of migrating under the Skilled Migrant Category.
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Find out why your visa will depend on you having a job offer from a New Zealand employer, what that means for you, and how our powerful Service Fusion will help you solve the Catch 22 dilemma.
The Skilled Migrant Category is the most popular residence visa policy for migrants and their families.The pathway to permanent residence under the Skilled Migrant Category is complex. You need a job and a work visa before you get your residence visa.
Find relevant information regarding who can enter New Zealand while the borders are closed, how the pandemic is affecting the EOI selection process, and what can be done now to improve your chances.
New Zealand's three skill shortage lists show professions in high demand. If your profession is on the lists, you will have an advantage.
If you and your partner are living together in a stable relationship, and one of you is a New Zealand Citizen or Resident, you can apply for a work or resident visa based on your relationship.
Here you can find answers to common questions we get asked by migrants about getting a visa in New Zealand.
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