New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on border reopening.
Immigration New Zealand has now resumed the selection of Expressions of Interest, EOIs.
The points-based SMC residence visa process had been closed to new applications in April 2020.
After the first selection on 11 November the previous points threshold for selections increases from 160 to 180 points, to better align with the future direction of the Skilled Migrant Category.
EOIs will be selected again on 18 January 2023.
"At NZIC we are excited to see the re-opening of the selection process, as this will finally allow our clients to turn their plans for New Zealand into reality.
A job offer will now be more important than ever to reach the 180 points selection mark."
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The great work done before has surely helped to achieve this quick positive result. NZIC are really professional and know what to do when to do it and how to do it. That is so convenient and efficient! I’m still working with them for the next steps and would like to thank them again for their help and support. Thank you. Kind Regards.
Anna was worth her weight in gold---she was fantastic at helping me format my CV and search for jobs that suited my skill set. In the end, I got a great job in a great city. Carsten and his team were very thorough and helpful when it came time to apply for and get our visas. They are now helping us with our resident visas, and I'm certain that the process will be the same. I'd recommend them highly.
NZIC guided me all the way through getting my first work visa to permanent residency. Their job seeking support was key when I first arrived in NZ, communication was always easy and clear. I'm very thankful for their help and definitely recommend their services.
Dear Jannie, just want to drop a note to thank for your everything. Your help is much appreciated! You are a wonderful and professional job search coach! I am so lucky to have you supporting me!