Please note that all selections have currently been deferred due to the Covid pandemic.
But this does not mean that you cannot work on your immigration to New Zealand now: A number of clients have recently obtained visas to come to New Zealand!
Our advice for now:
Attend our Immigration and Job Hunt webinar to learn what it takes to migrate to New Zealand while the borders are still closed to many.
You can start working with our unique Fusion Service program now!
To find out how you can start your immigration journey now, send us your Free Assessment form.
The information provided on this page reflects pre-Covid conditions. We will update this page as soon as the circumstances change again.
Please read on, if you would like to understand how the points system works and how you can maximise your chances for your Expression of Interest to be selected.
Our short answer used to be: You will probably need a minimum of 160 points, but this can change from one fortnightly selection to another.
The growing worldwide interest in Immigration to New Zealand exceeds New Zealand's capacities for accepting migrants by far and the competition among skilled migrants is strong.
Only candidates who can demonstrate an exceptionally high level of settlement capacity will now qualify to become permanent residents.
Rather than the minimum of 100 points stipulated in the SMC policy, you now need at least 160 points for your Expression of Interest to be selected, and for you to get a chance to subsequently be invited to apply for a Resident Visa.
In practice this means that candidates who cannot not claim at least 160 points in their EOI will remain in the pool for 6 months before their EOI will ultimately be rejected.
To gain a better understanding, you might want to take a closer look at the most recent selection of Expressions of Interest under the Skilled Migrant Category, published by Immigration New Zealand on 18 March 2020:
684 Expressions of Interest have been selected for the next step (preliminary verification), all had a total of 160 or more points. The latest selection details show that of those 684 successfully selected Expressions of Interest, 615 candidates had a job offer in New Zealand, and only 69 candidates were able to reach the necessary points score of 160 points without having to claim points for a job offer in New Zealand.
615 Successful EOIs with a Job Offer in New Zealand
69 Successful EOIs without a Job Offer in New Zealand
These numbers confirm what we experience in our practice: Most candidates will need a job offer for their EOI to be successful.
As we have shown, by far the majority of successful candidates were claiming points for a job offer in New Zealand in their EOIs.
It is realistic to assume that a job offer will very likely catapult you way over the 160 points minimum score.
Our unique Fusion Service has been specifically developed to assist migrants with both aspects of their immigration process: their visa application and their job search.
While our Licensed Immigration Advisers will ensure that you will claim the maximum points score achievable for you in your EOI, our Job Search Professionals will provide you with their local knowledge of the job market, job search techniques used and job search etiquette appropriate in New Zealand.
Working with our unique Fusion Service will ultimately enable you to claim those important extra points in your Expression of Interest.
A lot of valuable work can be done now!
Meet our Principal Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr. Carsten Hallwass in a live forum and get the chance to ask your visa and job search related questions.
Register your interest in our Immigration and Job Hunt Webinar now by completing our Free Assessment form.