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 […]

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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