Residence From a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

If you have a temporary work visa and you are employed in a profession that is listed under the long term skill shortage list, then, after working for a fixed period, you can apply for resident status.

Long term skills shortage list is a list of professions/occupations that have a shortage of professionals for filling up the vacancies all over New Zealand. The occupations/professions listed under this category get updated every 6 months. Some new professions might get added to it, and some might be removed. It’s best to book a free consultation session with us to know more about the latest updates in in the long term skill shortage list.

You can claim bonus points in with your EOI if your skilled employment or recognized work experience is on the long term skills shortage list. There are two pathways to move towards the resident status, and they are:
If you have the qualification, work experience, and occupational registration to work in an occupation listed in the long term skill shortage list and continue working in the profession for 2 years, you can apply for resident status.
If you have been working in New Zealand for a minimum of 2 years in a profession listed under the long term skills shortage list and have been earning a minimum base salary of NZ$ 45,000, you may be eligible for this resident visa.