New Zealand’s (with offer) skilled immigrants are mainly for an immigration method in which the applicant directly submits an application in New Zealand, and includes a bonus of 50 points, which can be used in conjunction with New Zealand’s higher education, or can help people who have a job to apply for immigration. At present, the number of people in the domestic who successfully immigrate accounts for more than 85% of the total number.

One-stop residence permit: Apply locally in New Zealand, you and your families can get the residence visa in one step, without apply for a work visa or transfer your identity. Zero investment, low cost: Get a residence permit in one step, no asset requirements, investment requirements, no need to explain the source of funds. It allows overseas applicants to live, work and study permanently in New Zealand, and can bring their spouse and unmarried children aged 24 and below to immigrate to New Zealand. New Zealand skilled immigrants use the EOI scoring system (100 points can be pooled), but the New Zealand Immigration Service has made it clear that only applicants with a score of 160 or above are currently invited.


Application conditions

1. EOI scores meet 160 points;
2. Have a valid visa to work legally in New Zealand;
3. Need to provide the offer that meets the requirements of the immigration bureau (satisfying the relevant professional requirements and meeting the corresponding hourly salary requirements);
4. Employer scale reference standard: annual turnover of about 500,000 New Zealand dollars, employees 3-4 full-time employees, profits of about 50,000 New Zealand dollars;
5. Meet the requirements for medical examination and non-crime;
6. English meets IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent English score, TOEFL, PTE, etc.).

The following English language test results are acceptable:

Test Minimum score required
International Englisth Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module Overall score of 6.5 or more
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Overall score of 79 or more
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of 58 or more
Cambridge English: First (FCE)
Cambridge English: First (FCE) or for Schools
Overall score of 176 or more
Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B or higher in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)*

* A score of Grade B or higher in all four skills is required for the OET as there is no overall grade for this test.

1. The employer size reference standard is based on the previous success story summary and the SPY local market.
2. The review of the employer’s application focuses on whether the applicant is actually working in the company, whether the ability is competent for the job, and whether the company actually operates and is capable of paying the applicant’s salary.
3. Applicants are required to remain in the company for the duration of the application period.


Application process

The application process is a total of 6 steps, the period is 1 year - 1 year and a half

STEP 1 Apply
After meeting the technical immigration scoring standards and obtaining IELTS and academic qualifications, then EOI can be submitted.

STEP 2 Receive invitation
Screening is conducted every two weeks, and 160 points or more will be automatically selected. The Immigration Department will issue an invitation letter after confirming that the review is correct.

STEP 3 Full set of submissions
After obtaining the invitation letter, you can collect and submit the formal immigration application form and related materials as required, valid for 4 months.

STEP 4 Waiting for review
Submit a full set of information, waiting for the immigration officer.

STEP 5 Back adjustment approved
The comprehensive review, including document review, investigation, supplementary documents, interviews, etc., and finally issue a principled approval.

STEP 6 Receive visa
Prepare the label information to complete the labeling passport or issue an electronic visa.



New Zealand Technology Immigration New Deal:

1. The income threshold rises
Since January 15, 2018, the income threshold for skilled migrants in New Zealand will change as follows:
(1) Occupation belongs to ANZSCO category 1-3: the current hourly salary is 23.49 NZD or the annual salary reaches this standard. After January 15, the salary threshold was raised to 12.23 NZD or equivalent annual salary
(2) Occupation belongs to ANZSCO Category 4-5 (or isn’t included in the AZNSCO list): After January 15, the applicant’s minimum hourly salary requirement was raised from 35.24 NZD to 36.44 NZD or the annual salary reaches this standard.
(3) Salary threshold for getting extra points: After January 15th, the minimum hourly wage requirement was raised from the current 46.98 NZD to 48.58 NZD or the annual salary will reach this standard.

2. Skill Shortage List adjustment
For New Zealand skilled immigrant applicants, if you have work experience or work locally in New Zealand, and your occupation is on the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), you will have the opportunity to receive extra points. According to the New Zealand Immigration Service announced on December 15, 2017, the New Zealand LTSSL list excludes five occupations, including: anesthesiologists, forestry scientists, pathologists, petroleum engineers and nephrologists.