The Skilled Migrant Category visa is one of the most common pathways for applicants to apply for residence. Applicants need to have at least 160 points to be selected at the Expression of Interest stage. Points are awarded for age, employment, qualifications and experience. Once the EOI is selected, applicants will be invited to apply for residence. This can be quite a lengthy process and requires specialist advice at every stage of the application. Residence is a one-time process, hence the more time and effort that you invest, the better your chances of a positive outcome. After completing a thorough assessment, we will advise you if you are eligible for residence under this category. We can then proceed to communicating with your employer and you on the requirements to ease the process.
This category is available for those who have lived together in a genuine and stable relationship with their New Zealand citizen or resident partner for 12 months or longer.
This category is available for those who have suffered domestic violence at the hands of their partner while in New Zealand.