If you have skills, qualification or experience that New Zealand needs you may be able to apply for a resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category.
The Skilled Migrant Category is a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment. You must also be aged 55 or under, and meet English language, health, and character requirements.
If you have 140 points or over your EOI will be selected automatically for an ITA.
If you have 100-135 points you are able to submit an EOI but it may not be selected. In this range, the required number of points varies each fortnightly selection depending on demand. You’re more likely to be successful if you have:
- A job or job offer for skilled employment, or
- Claimed bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage.
On average NEW ZEALAND issues 1400 visas per month and majority of them score more than 140 points.