top of page
Search
  • Writer's pictureAdmin

Pathways to Residency

We did talk about starting a series of posts , which will talk about your pathways to Residency to NZ. Migrating to another country for work, stay, or play involves a variety of considerations and steps.


Migrating to another country for work, stay, or play involves a variety of considerations and steps.You may be in the process of planning this move , or maybe already here in New Zealand. Currently as per Immigration New Zealand one has a variety of options to choose from, obviously this would necessitate some work to see which is "Best Fit" for you in your circumstances . Here is the list, with a few of them yet to start at the time of writing this blog in no particular order,


  1. Straight to Residency Visa

  2. Work to Residency Visa

  3. Transport work to Residency visa

  4. Care workforce to Residency visa

  5. Skilled migrant category pathway

  6. Partner of a New Zealander Resident visa

  7. Parent resident visa

  8. Parent Retirement Resident visa

  9. Work to Residence Visa

  10. Religious Worker Resident Visa

  11. Active Investor plus Visa

  12. Employees of relocating Business resident visa

  13. Samoan quota resident visa

  14. Pacific Access category resident visa


The above is not a complete list , but the aim is to highlight the most common ones which may impact most of us every day


Straight to Residency Visa


One can apply for this visa if you work for an accredited employer OR if you have a job offer from one and your role is on Tier 1 of the Green List.


What's the Green List ?


The Green List contains a small number of highly skilled roles that have been identified as being in high demand globally and in ongoing shortage in New Zealand. These roles will have ,

  • Registration,- Is your job registered ?

  • Qualification or Your qualifications, will have to be from NZ, Recognised from another country , or you would have done an IQA (Qualification assessment )

  • Experience requirements.


The Green List will make it easier for employers to hire and attract migrants for specified high skilled, hard-to-fill occupations, with guaranteed residence pathways for eligible people. Employers won’t need to provide proof of advertising for these occupations when progressing an accredited employer work visa job check application.


Eligible migrants working in these occupations will have clear pathways to residence, either through a direct to residence application or after working for in New Zealand depending on the role. Their partners will have open work rights. Both residence pathways will be limited to migrants 55 years or younger which is aligned with the Skilled Migrant Category requirements.


Among others, you will be assessed on the following,


  • Type of job offer- do you meet the criteria?

  • English language requirements would have to be met



The Green List is about making it easier to attract globally in-demand workers, but it is not the only pathway to residence available. Are you keen to know more- or do you think you are ready to take the next step. Call us /Email us and we can work together





31 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

FAQ's :Immigration policy changes for migrant employees

INZ , announced a raft of changes earlier this week, which would affect thousands of aspiring and current migrants in New Zealand. What are the biggest changes to New Zealand's immigration policies th

Changes to the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

Sweeping changes to the current AE work visas, which affect Employers , migrant employees and would be migrant employees as well What is changing for people with an AEWV If you currently have an AEWV,

Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page