New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa

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Points required : 6 points

The Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa is targeted at individuals who are seeking to work in a skilled position in New Zealand. Applications are scored using a points system, with points awarded based on factors like time already spent working in New Zealand, academic qualifications, occupational registration in New Zealand and income level.

Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria must have an Expression of Interest accepted by New Zealand Immigration before they will be invited to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa itself.

Please note that the rules for this visa changed on 9 October 2023. If you were invited to apply for this visa before 9 October 2023, you may be permitted to claim points under the previous rules.

If you score at least 6 points on the points test, you will be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest for a Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. If your Expression of Interest is succesful, you will be invited by New Zealand Immigration to submit a full application for the visa.

Following a consultation with our qualified migration experts, we will be able to ensure that you claim the maximum points total possible, which could prove the difference between receiving an invitation or not.

Mohamed Anas Sirajur Raheem

BA (Political Studies), LLB (VUW)

Mohamed is an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, specializing in immigration law.

He is a former New Zealand Immigration Officer (Visa Services) and Border Officer at Auckland International Airport. He has several years of experience working in various Government Departments in New Zealand and has also worked as a Licensed Immigration Adviser at a prominent New Zealand Immigration firm.

His areas of expertise and interest are in the fields of General Skilled Migration, Temporary Work (Long and Short Stay), Business visas, Partner, Parent and Child Visa streams.

Mohamed was inspired to pursue a career in immigration by his own migration experiences. Over the years he has assisted individuals, families, large corporations, Professional sportspeople, and Entertainers (singers, speakers, and actors) to come to New Zealand.

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