Can I get a New Zealand Straight to Residence Visa as a GP?

What are the options for residence in New Zealand? New Zealand is a popular destination for GPs looking to relocate overseas. The country offers a high quality of life, excellent healthcare system, and strong job market. GPs are in high demand in New Zealand, and the government is keen to attract more GPs to the […]

Can I work in New Zealand as a GP? Blog from Transition Medical

Transition Medical are a small team based in Edinburgh in the UK who are passionate about helping doctors from the UK, Ireland and further afield find their dream GP jobs and Radiology jobs in New Zealand. If you want to work in New Zealand as a GP, check out their blog post below:   Can […]

Work to Residence Pathways Open on 29th September 2023

Immigration New Zealand has announced that the Green List and Sector Agreements Work to Residence pathways will open for residence visa applications from 29th September 2023. If you’ve got two years of eligible work experience in a Green List or Sector Agreement role in New Zealand and meet the necessary skill and wage thresholds, you […]

More roles added to Green List in March 2024

There will be 17 new roles added to the Green List in March 2024. The roles include: Aviation Engineer (Avionics, Aeronautical, Aerospace Engineer) Naval Architects (aka Marine Designer) Mechanical Engineering Technician ICT Database and System Administrator Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Road Roller Operator Paving Plant Operator Corrections Officer Metal Fabricator Pressure Welder Welder Fitter (General) Fitter […]

List of qualifications exempt from assessment updated

The “List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment” is a list which compares overseas qualifications to comparable New Zealand qualifications. If your qualification appears on this list, you do not need to pay for an International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for your resident visa application, which can be both time […]

New median wage from February 2024

The New Zealand median wage will be increasing to NZ$36.61 per hour from February 2024 (currently NZ$29.66 per hour). This is going to impact a number of visas which have wage thresholds based on the median wage, including the Accredited Employer Work Visa, Skilled Migrant Category Visa, and some occupations in the Green List or […]

Final EOI selection for the current Skilled Migrant Category

The final selection of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the current Skilled Migrant Category will be taking place on 16th August 2023. EOIs can be submitted up until 23.59 on 15th August 2023 (New Zealand Time). Applicants will be invited to apply for residence under the current Skilled Migrant Category settings if their EOI is […]

Changes to Accredited Employer Work Visas

From November 2023, the maximum duration of an Accredited Employer Work Visa will be extended from 3 years to 5 years After spending 5 years on an AEWV, you will need to spend 12 months outside of New Zealand, unless you are on a pathway to residence or have a residence application pending. Existing AEWV […]

Major changes to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa

Immigration New Zealand have announced that they will be replacing the current Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa with a streamlined points system on 9 October 2023.  Under the new settings, you must be able to claim 6 points to be eligible. If you wish to apply under the current SMC policy (and meet the current […]

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