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 […]

More health care roles added to the Green List

A number of health care roles, including specialist doctor roles, registered nurse roles and midwives, have been added to the the Tier 1 of the Green List, enabling them to apply for the Straight to Residence Visa. The new roles include: Specialist Physicians (General Medicine) Cardiologists Clinical Haemoatologists Medical Oncologists Endocrinologists Gastroenterologists Intensive Care Specialists […]

The Parent Resident Visa Category has reopened

The New Zealand Parent Resident Visa reopened on 12 October 2022 and the selection of existing expressions of interest (EOIs) will resume on 14 November 2022. There will be an increased number of visas available each year, increasing from 1000 to 2500, and reduced requirements for sponsors. What are the changes for sponsors? Immigration New […]

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