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The team at NZimmigration.net provides advice, guidance, and assistance with all your New Zealand Immigration needs. Whether you want to visit, study, work, live, start a business, or invest in New Zealand, we have the skills and knowledge assist you. You may already be in New Zealand and want to stay longer or you may be in trouble? Whatever your needs, we can help you decide what New Zealand visa best suits your needs.
There are several work visa options. You can apply for a work visa in New Zealand if you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer, are coming for a specific work-related purpose or event, have a partner in New Zealand and want to join them and work, want to come on a working holiday (if you're between 18 and 30); or have completed higher level qualifications in New Zealand and want to work.
The new Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) began in July 2022. The AEWV replaces six work visa types. To gain an AEWV, you need a job offer from an Accredited Employer and the job must be approved by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). We can assist you with the AEWV and any prospective employer with Employer Accreditation.
Navigating all the visa requirements can be a daunting task. We are experts in helping our clients get the right type of work visa. Talk to us to find out how you can enjoy working in New Zealand and if you have a pathway to residence.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
If you're planning to study in New Zealand for more than three months, you will need a student visa. New Zealand student visas usually allow full-time students to work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year and up to 40 hours a week during semester breaks. Depending on the course you study, once you have completed your course you may have a pathway to residence in New Zealand.
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There is a range of visas to help partners, dependent children, parents and grandparents of New Zealand citizens, resident, and visa holders to join family in New Zealand. The type of visa you apply for will depend on whether you want to stay temporarily or permanently and whether you are eligible for that visa type. Let our team guide you through the complicated Immigration visa process and assist you to join your family in New Zealand.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
There are a number of pathways to gaining residence in New Zealand. Most start with a temporary visa such as work, study, or business visas. Before moving to New Zealand permanently, you should first check your eligibility for residence. Remove the uncertainty. Get peace of mind. Take advantage of our FREE ASSESSMENT. The team at NZimmigration.net will work with you to achieve residence status and later permanent residence in New Zealand.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
Skilled Migrant Residence Category (including The Green List)
The Skilled Migrant Category includes ‘The Green List’. The Green List sub-categories are as follows:
- Skilled Residence: Green List Straight to Residence visa
- Skilled Residence: Green List Work to Residence visa
- Skilled Residence: Care Workforce Work to Resident visa
- Skilled Residence: Highly Paid visa
What is The Green List The Green List is a list of occupations identified by the government as “hard-to-fill” roles. It includes roles in Construction, Engineering, Trades, Health & Social Services, Primary Industries and Science roles, ICT, Electronics & Telecommunications roles, and Agriculture. The Green List has two tiers. Tier 1 occupations qualify you to be fast-tracked to residence and Tier 2 occupations qualify you for a work to residence pathway.
Green List Straight to Residence (Tier 1) – a direct path to residence in New Zealand for people who are working for an Accredited Employer or hold a job offer from one. Your role must be on Tier 1 of the Green List. You must meet the requirements set out on the list for your role.
Green List Work to Residence (Tier 2) - a path to residence after 2 years of working in New Zealand in one of the Green List Tier 2 occupations or earning 2x the median wage per hour.
Green List Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa (Tier 2) – a path to resident for people who have worked in New Zealand for at least 24 months in a Care Workforce sector in specifically listed Care Workforce occupations.
Highly Paid - a path to residency after 2 years of working in New Zealand and can demonstrate that they have been highly paid (at least twice the national average) while working in New Zealand for 24 months.
Skilled Migrant Category – a points-based system that focuses on skills that the government has decided New Zealand needs for economic growth. Points are awarded for age, qualifications, skilled experience, and skilled employment or an offer of employment in New Zealand. The points-based system consists of two steps. The first step is to submit an expression of interest (EOI). If successful, you will be invited to apply for residence. If residence is approved, you and your family (including dependent children aged 24 and under) can live and work in New Zealand indefinitely. This process is complex. It is advisable to get professional help from a licensed immigration adviser. We have extensive experience in the Skilled Migrant Visa category. We offer a Free Eligibility Assessment to accurately assess your ability to gain residence. Ask us, the experts, for help.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
Business and Investor Visas
Business Visa: If you are an experienced businessperson wanting to start a business in New Zealand, you can apply for an entrepreneur visa. This visa can lead to residence in New Zealand after either six months or 24 months depending on your business plan.
Investor Visa: The Investor business migration visas are for investors who want to gain residence in New Zealand. The new Active Investor Plus visa category replaced the previous Investor 1 and Investor 2 visa categories. The Active Investor Plus visa category encourages direct investment in New Zealand companies through a weighting system. The system sets lower weighting for indirect investments. Investor migrants will need to spend at least 117 days in New Zealand over the four-year investment period and includes an English language requirement (minimum IELTS score of 5.0).Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
You can visit New Zealand to see family and friends or to tour the country. You can also visit to do business. You may not need a visa to visit New Zealand. Some visitors can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel, whilst others need to apply for a visa to enter New Zealand. Either way its best to make sure of your status before you book your flights and accommodation. The team at NZimmigration.net are here to assist. Let us know how we can help.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
New Zealand provides three visa options for retirement migrants: The Parent Retirement Category, the Temporary Retirement Category and The Parent Resident Visa Category.
The Parent Retirement Category and The Parent Resident Category are permanent residence programs whilst the Temporary Retirement Category is a special Visitor Visa which entitles the holder to stay in New Zealand for a period of two years.
Both retirement categories require the applicants to be of good health and character, make an investment in New Zealand and demonstrate ownership of additional settlement or maintenance funds. The Parent Retirement Category also requires the applicant to have a New Zealand citizen or resident adult child, who is willing to sponsor them.
The Parent Retirement Resident Visa - to be eligible, you need a yearly income of NZ$60,000, NZ$1 million to invest over 4 years, and a further NZ$500,000 to live on. You can apply for permanent residence after 4 years.
The Temporary Retirement Visitor Visa - to be eligible you must be 66 or above, have NZ$75,000 to invest in New Zealand for 2 years, a further NZ$500,000 to live on and an annual income of NZ$60,000.
The Parent Resident Visa - to be eligible you must have New Zealand citizen or resident adult child, who is willing to sponsor you and the key requirements are guaranteed minimum income from the New Zealand child.
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Parent or Grandparent Visas
If you are the parent or grandparent of a New Zealand citizen or resident, the parent and grandparent visitor visa category allows you to apply for a three year multiple entry visitor visa. The parent and grandparent visitor visa has multiple entry conditions, allowing you to make multiple trips to New Zealand and is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. To be eligible for the visa you must apply from outside of New Zealand and your New Zealand citizen or resident child or grandchild must be aged 17 years or older.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
Complex Visa Matters
Are you in trouble with Immigration New Zealand? Have you been issued a "letter of concern" (sometimes called a PPI letter) or been declined a visa? You are not alone. Often people become unlawful through no fault of their own or sometimes as a victim of circumstance or misguidance. IF this is you, you need expert help A.S.A.P. Our licensed immigration advisers at NZimmigration.net can handle complex immigration matters. We have experience in dealing with clients whose visa applications have been declined, clients who are unlawfully in New Zealand, or clients who have received a letter from Immigration identifying information that may be prejudicial to their application. We are here to help. You may have invested a considerable amount of time and money on this journey already. If you have any doubt in your ability to address your complex visa matter, talk to us about your situation. We will assess your chances of achieving a positive outcome and allow you to make an informed decision on how to best respond.Free Assessment Book a Consultation Contact Us
Dependent Child Visas
Join your parents in New Zealand as a dependent child. Under the family category, you may be eligible to apply for a visitor visa, a student visa or apply for residence if you are the dependent child of a New Zealand student visa holder or work visa holder of a New Zealand resident or citizen. Dependent children need to be single, financially reliant on their parent and the right age (up to the age of 24 depending on the visa type) to be eligible under this category.
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