New Zealand is considered among the most beautiful countries in the world, finding itself on the “must visit” list of most travelers. The island nation is known for its natural beauty, offering a wide array of sightseeing options. In addition to travel, the country is also home to excellent educational institutes which provide quality education. A vibrant economy and a strong connection to the economy past make it an ideal destination to visit and spend time.
What are the Requirements For Work Visa :
Different work visa types may have different eligibility requirements, application forms, costs, or processes. In general, to apply for a work visa in New Zealand you need:
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Essential Skills Work Visa:
The Essential Skills Work visa is for skilled workers whose job is listed on the essential skills in demand List. It allows you to work in the country for up to five years, but the duration may depend on your skill level. For a foreigner to fill a job position with this visa, the employer must prove that they could not hire a New Zealander.
Visas that Allow for Self-Employment
* Working holiday visa
* Entrepreneur Work Visa
* Investor’s Visa
* Post-Study Work Visa (for new graduates who recently completed a qualification in New Zealand)
Partners of New Zealand citizens also have an option to work as self-employed in the country. Keep in mind you can’t be self-employed in New Zealand if you are staying in the country with a Student Visa or a Visitor’s Visa.
Residency Permits: Temporary and Permanent
In general, all visas in New Zealand are temporary and automatically grant you residence for a duration. If you want to become a permanent resident in New Zealand, you will first have to apply for a temporary residence permit and only later, apply for permanent residence in New Zealand. Beware, that only some visas allow you to bring your spouse and immediate family with you. New Zealand does not have a fiance visa in its migration law.
However, not all temporary visas can lead to residence—there are specific visa types that can be extended and eventually lead to residence. These types of visas are explained below, as well as all the necessary temporary residence permit requirements, steps, benefits, and fees.
Typically, to become a permanent resident you must be 55 or younger and have worked in New Zealand for two years on a temporary visa.
* You can apply if you have the relevant skills and experience.
* You must be 55 or younger, a skilled worker, and can claim 160 points on INZ’s point scale for skilled migrant Expression of interest.
* You should be under 55 and have a job offer for a full-time position for two years that pays 55.000 NZD (35.000 USD) a year. Your employer has to be accredited by Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
The application process for each temporary visa type may vary, but, in general, you will need to put in an expression of interest which includes a score point based on your age, work experience, qualification, and the job offer (if applicable). If you are selected, you can then make a full application. Applications are chosen only once a month.
New Zealand Permanent Residency Benefits:
You can live, work, travel, and study in New Zealand indefinitely without any restrictions. As a permanent resident, you have the benefit of being able to live, work, and study in New Zealand, and to travel to and from New Zealand without restrictions. Your children shall be eligible for free education at state-run schools and universities.
Permanent Residence Application Process and Fees:
The application process and fees for a Permanent Residence Visa may vary depending on the country you are from, and whether you are applying in your country of residence or in New Zealand.
There are many visa types that will allow you to start a new life in New Zealand. Most highly skilled expats choose to relocate for work because New Zealand is actively looking for new talent from abroad. However, New Zealand only approves a handful of visas per country and the timeframe for visa applications is very tight. The visa that applies to you will depend on how long you wish to stay in the country and what type of job offer you have. This guide covers all the steps to obtain residence permits, both temporary and permanent, work visas, skilled worker’s visa, and visas for self-employment.
New Zealand’s Work Visa Requirements
Different work visa types may have different eligibility requirements, application forms, costs, or processes. In general
Residency Permits: Temporary and Permanent
In general, all visas in New Zealand are temporary and automatically grant you residence for a duration. If you want to become a permanent resident in New Zealand, you will first have to apply for a temporary residence permit and only later, apply for permanent residence in New Zealand. Beware, that only some visas allow you to bring your spouse and immediate family with you.