Residence Visas

With its beautiful scenery, laid-back lifestyle, and friendly communities, thousands of people move across the globe for the desired work-life balance New Zealand offers.

New Zealand’s Skilled Migrant Categories and Skilled Residence programs encourage individuals with sought-after skills and capabilities to immigrate to New Zealand and enjoy the lifestyle that New Zealand has become famous for. After obtaining your residence, the next step is to apply for your permanent resident visa – where you can live, work and study without restriction with most of the rights and entitlements of a citizen.

So, what are you waiting for?

Residence Visas Explained

Skilled Migrant Category

This visa may suit you if you have the skills, experience, and qualifications to contribute to New Zealand’s economy. This is a 2-stage and points-based residence application process.

Skilled Residence Programs

If you work in an INZ Green List occupation or are paid at least twice the median wage, you may qualify for Straight to Residence, Work to Residence or Highly Paid residence programs.

Study Visas

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Family Visas

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Work Visas

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Employer Solutions

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