Skilled Migrant Category
If you have the skills, qualifications, and experience that the economy of New Zealand needs, you can apply for residency under the skilled migrant category. The skilled migrant category is for people who have the right skill set for professions that have skills dearth locally.
A skilled migrant category visa is a points based visa. Depending upon your profession, education, age, and experience, points would be awarded. If you score satisfactorily on the point-based scale, you will be eligible for residency.
Additionally, you would also be required to fulfill health, character, and age criteria. You should be no older than 55 years of age while applying for a skilled migrant category visa.
How it Works
The process begins with a self-assessment. You can check online yourself if you are eligible to apply for this visa. In case you are unable to understand the process at this step, or it is found that you don’t meet the criteria as per the self-assessment scale, we would request you to book a free consultation with us. In most cases, a solution does exist.
Further, you need to submit an expression of interest, receive an invitation to apply, submit a resident application, and finally receive your visa. The process is complex, and seeking professional help from a licensed immigration adviser like us is recommended.
With this visa, you can live, work, and study in New Zealand. You can also include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under.
Need Help in Applying For a Skilled Migrant Category Visa?
It is often observed that applicants make mistakes in the application that leads to fewer points being scored. Mistakes like claiming unrecognized qualification points, irrelevant work experience, not meeting the bonus point requirements, etc. lead to poor scores in the application. All these mistakes can be avoided if a professional immigration adviser is preparing your application. Book a free consultation with us. We can help you out here.