New Zealand - Resident Visa

Why New Zealand

New Zealanders believe life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends. Compared to most countries in the world, New Zealand offers a great work-life balance. That’s reflected time and time again in international surveys.


Moving to New Zealand also means experiencing what many people describe as one of the greenest, safe and most beautiful countries you could find. Just think of the scenery in Lord of The Rings or The Hobbit and you’ve got the picture.


Night owls and culture vultures are equally well served with great restaurants, music, movies and more. And it’s safe to go out in the evenings to enjoy them.


The education system is world-class as is our health care. And the economy has weathered the global financial crisis well so job and career prospects are generally good.

Credit: ​New Zealand Now website


Resident Visa - Skilled Migrant Category Offshore

A person who is interested in applying for residence under the skilled migrant category while they are offshore must first qualify for points for the expression of interest (EOI). Our assertion is that EOIs with a total of 160 points or more give the applicant the strongest chance of gaining residence while still being offshore.


As licensed immigration advisers, we recommend an initial assessment report to give you a clear indication of your chances. The report we provide will confirm your eligibility based on your age, qualifications, work experience and partner’s qualification. This saves you the time and energy to go through the rest of the process without hassle.


Stages:

  • Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Invitation to apply (ITA)
  • Interview

Applicants who do not have an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand can apply for and be granted a job search visa to allow arriving in New Zealand and gaining employment. Once the applicant has an offer of employment in the occupation the applicant can apply for and be granted a residence visa. A permanent residence visa (PRV) is granted usually after 2 years when the applicant has been living and working in New Zealand.


Our experienced team would be happy to assess your application. Please complete the ​form ​and upload your CV. The initial assessment report costs $250 (NZD).



Resident Visa - Skilled Migrant Category Onshore

If you are employed in New Zealand, you may qualify for a residence visa depending on the type of work, location, number of years on the job, your qualifications and age.


As licensed immigration advisers, we recommend an initial assessment report to give you a clear indication of your chances. The report we provide will confirm your eligibility based on your age, qualifications, work experience and partner’s qualification. This saves you the time and energy to go through the rest of the process.


Our experienced team would be happy to assess your application. Please complete the ​form ​and upload your CV. The initial assessment report costs $250 (NZD).


Resident Visa - Partnership Residence

Partners of New Zealand citizens and residents are eligible for residence under partnership if they have been living together for 12 months and more and the relationship has been genuine and stable. Every relationship is different and there are cultural aspects that contribute to the relationship. At Kiwifernimmigration we have handled some challenging cases in partnership residence visas.We have dealt with them with the respect and sensitivity they deserve.


Our clients are comfortable in discussing their situation with us.Our problem solving strategies have resulted in our team thinking outside the square driving us towards a successful outcome. Watch tips on partnership applications.


Our experienced team would be happy to assess your application. Please complete the ​form ​and we will get in touch with you at the earliest.


Related Forms

  • INZ1100 - Expression of Interest Form
  • INZ1103 - Expression of Interest Form Child Supplement
  • INZ1235 - Employer Supplementary Form
  • INZ1000 - Residence Application
  • INZ1178 - Partnership support form for Residence
  • INZ1024 - Sponsorship form for Residence
  • INZ1242 - Partner and Child Resident Visa Declaration Form
  • INZ1056 - Entrepreneur Residence
  • INZ1163 - Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category)
  • INZ1165 - Investor (Investor 2 Category) Expression of Interest
  • INZ1166 - Investor (Investor 2 Category) Application for Residence
  • INZ1170 - Parent Retirement Category Residence Application
  • INZ1202 - Parent category Expression of interest form
  • INZ1249 - Parent Category – Expression of Interest update
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