New Zealand Residency After Work Experience
New Zealand offers migrants various opportunities to seek residency in New Zealand through their chosen career path.
One of the latest pathways is known as the work to residence pathway and it allows people in certain occupations and sectors to apply for residency if they meet the criteria and work experience requirements of their chosen occupation.
Learn more about these work to residence pathways below.
Work to Residency in New Zealand
The New Zealand Government has created a number of residency pathways to make it easier for more types of workers to gain residency in New Zealand via their occupation and experience.
There are three work to residence pathways, and these are:
Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa
Care workers with at least 24 months of work experience in an eligible care work role may be eligible to apply for the Care Workforce Work to Residence Visa pathway.
In addition to work experience and relevant qualifications, applicants for this type of residency pathway must also have secured a role or a job offer from an Accredited Employer in New Zealand too.
For more information about the Care Workforce Work to Residence Pathway, click here.
Transport Work to Residence Visa
Skilled transport workers in certain occupations within the transport sector may be eligible to apply for residency under the Transport Work to Residence Visa Pathway in New Zealand.
Applicants may have to meet role specific criteria, as well as have at least 24 months of experience in working in an eligible role in New Zealand to be eligible for this type of residency pathway.
It is also a requirement that the applicant must have a role with or a job offer from an Accredited Employer in New Zealand.
Learn more about the Transport Work to Residence Pathway here.
Highly Paid Residence Visa
Migrants who earn at least twice the New Zealand median wage are being recognised for both their skills and financial contributions to New Zealand and are now eligible for the Highly Paid Residence Visa pathway through Skilled Migrant Category Visa.
Applicants must not only earn at least twice the New Zealand median wage, but they must also have been working and receiving this wage for at least 24 months in New Zealand.
Additional criteria, including having a job offer or already working in a job from an Accredited Employer must be met before applying for this type of residency visa.
You can learn more about the Highly Paid Residence Pathway here.
How Immigration Chambers Can Help
Immigration law can be complex and overwhelming, but here at Immigration Chambers, we’re here to make understanding your options and securing the right New Zealand visa for you a lot easier.
Our team of immigration specialists include accredited immigration lawyers and licensed immigration advisers who are not only vastly experienced in all manner of immigration law matters but are also well versed in the latest immigration laws and restrictions for New Zealand.
When you’re looking to come to New Zealand on a Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa, we can help you by ensuring you do have the right qualifications and skills that allow you to submit and EOI, we can also help to ensure that you have provided all of the right information and avoid making costly mistakes.
We can also help to ensure that this is the right visa option for you. There are lots of different options that makes immigrating to New Zealand possible, so we will listen to you to understand your situation – making sure you achieve the right visa for you.
Why Choose IC Legal for New Zealand Immigration matters?
Here’s why people choose IC Legal for assistance with immigration and visas for New Zealand:
We make the process easier
Immigration and visa matters are often complex but we’re here to take the stress and confusion out of the process and ensure that you have the right information for your situation.
Our team is made up of qualified immigration experts – both immigration lawyers and immigration advisers. Our knowledge is up-to-date and accurate.
We pride ourselves on being able to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of immigration law and ensure that our advice leads to successful outcomes.
We will always keep you up to date with the latest news and any changes to policies and laws that could impact your visa application.
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