Claiming Points for your Age

This guidance is currently being updated to reflect new visa rules issued by New Zealand Immigration. Please contact us if you are looking for expert advice on your eligibility for a New Zealand work visa.

You may be able to claim up to 30 points for being under 55 years as part of your expression of interest for the skilled migrant category resident visa.

Your age qualifies for points as follows:

Age Points
20-39 30
40-44 20
45-49 10
50-55 5

What If I’m Over the Age Limit?

Principal Applicants aged 56 or over will see their application declined.

Note there are other options if you are over the age limit. You might qualify for a temporary or resident visa under other categories, namely Investment or certain retirement categories. You may also have a partner who is under the age limit and could sponsor you.

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