Skill Migrant Category Visa

Skill Migrant Category Visa allows people to migrate to New Zealand who have the skill to contribute to New Zealand’s economy. This system purely works based on the points system.

You will have to make an Expression of Interest – which must contain the details of your employment in New Zealand, your qualifications and work experiences – after which you will have to wait for its approval. Once the EOI is approved you will be invited to apply to live and work in the country.

Here is how the Points System works.

AGE
POINTS
Under 20
0
20 – 39
30
40 – 44
20
45 – 49
10
50 – 55
5
SKILLED EMPLOYMENT
POINTS
Working in Skilled Employment in New Zealand
50
Working outside Auckland
30
Having above high Remuneration Threshold
20
Working in an area of Absolute Skills Shortage
10
QUALIFICATION
POINTS
Level 3 – 6
40
Level 7 or 8
50
Leve 9 or 10 (Post grad)
70
50 – 55
5
WORK EXPERIENCE
POINTS
2 years
10
4 Years
20
6 Years
30
8 Years
40
10 Years or more
50
Partner
POINTS
Working in skilled employment, or has been offered skilled employment, in New Zealand
20
Having a Recognised Qualification
Level 7 – 8
10
Level 9 – 10
20