New Zealand Skilled Migrant Points Test Calculator

Pass mark : 180 points

The points-based residence visa has been closed to new applications since April 2020.

People who have already submitted an EOI can update their information or withdraw their EOI and request a refund.

On 9 November Immigration New Zealand will select all EOIs at the current threshold of 160 points.

After 9 November 2022, the points threshold for selection will increase to 180 points, to better align with the future direction of the Skilled Migrant Category. EOIs will be selected again on 18 January 2023.

New Zealand Skilled Migration Points Test

AGE (20 TO 55 YEARS)(Required)


You can also qualify for bonus points for employment in specific industry areas, employment outside Auckland and qualifications gained in New Zealand.
You will have a better chance of qualifying for residence if you have skills that New Zealand employers are finding hard to source within New Zealand. Bonus points are available for employment, work experience and qualifications in identified areas of growth or absolute skill shortage or within identified clusters. Bonus points are also available for employment outside Auckland and for qualifications gained in New Zealand over at least two years.

Skilled employment(Required)
Bonus points for employment or offer of employment in:
Work experience(Required)
Bonus points if work experience in New Zealand
Additional Bonus Points(Required)
Additional bonus points for work experience in an identified future growth area, identified cluster or area of absolute skills shortage:
Bonus points for:
Partner Qualifications(Required)
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e.g. Melbourne, Australia
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If you would like one of our immigration advisers to contact you for an assessment of the points test and skills assessment eligibility please upload your resume

The pool mark for the New Zealand Skilled Migrant program is 100 points. However, due to the competitive nature of these visas, a pool mark does not guarantee an invitation to apply and you need 180 points to get an invite.

The invitation mark can and does fluctuate depending on the time of year, number of candidates for the nominated occupation and the current occupation ceiling.

To ensure you have a competitive advantage over all other potential applicants please contact us for a consultation. The above Points test is provided as a guide only and may not be indicative of the points assigned by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

At consultation, our Skilled Migration experts will ensure you claim the most points possible under current migration legislation, which could prove the difference between receiving an invitation and not.

Mohamed Anas Sirajur Raheem

BA (Political Studies), LLB (VUW)

Mohamed is a New Zealand Immigration Consultant with VisaEnvoy and an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

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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