Making New Zealand a permanent home is a fantastic choice for your life with ample career opportunities, diverse communities, a strong culture and endless leisure activities – all set against the beautiful background of Aotearoa.
At NZ Visa Connections, we have personal experience of the desire to live here forever. We know the right path to your New Zealand residency and look forward to welcoming you to your new, forever home.
There are many types of Resident Visas. The most popular are detailed below, contact us for other options.
2021 Resident Visa
This exciting pathway is a golden opportunity that will close soon. If you think you might be eligible – get in touch urgently.
It is unique as it is not points-based and has no English Language requirements. This category closes on 31st July 2022.
NEW Accredited Employer Residence Visa
Immigration New Zealand indicates that migrants who earn 2 x the median wage will be eligible for this new pathway. We don’t know yet what further criteria will be issued for this visa.
Will migrants be required to have a certain standard of proficient in English Language? Will they need to show specific work experience or qualifications relevant to the job they are doing? Will other qualifications assist them in gaining residency via this path? NZ Visa Connections can help you be fully prepared for the challenges of this new category.
Skilled Migrant Category
The Skilled Migrant Category is a two-stage point system. A selection threshold applies to this system however, this scheme is currently suspended.
This Resident Visa category can be applied for from outside New Zealand or while you are here. Many Essential Skills Work Visa holders follow this path to residence. Gaining your New Zealand residency through this pathway means that you can make a life for yourself permanently in New Zealand, while New Zealand employers and businesses also benefit from acquiring your particular skill set and experience.
The Family Category of New Zealand Resident Visas is varied. These are best discussed directly with a Licensed Immigration Adviser at NZ Visa Connections. Talk through these options with us now.
Many of the investor and business visas can lead to permanent residence. Check out our investor page for more details.