New Zealand Immigration invites people every year who have the skills to contribute to New Zealand’s economic development to apply for this visa. Before you get invitation to apply, you will first need you to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to let the NZ Immigration know about your employment in New Zealand, work experience, and qualifications. If your Expression of Interest is successful you will receive the opportunity to apply to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.
With this visa you can
This visa is for skilled professionals who can demonstrate required qualification, experience and English proficiency. This visa will a successful applicant to live and work in New Zealand indefinably.Source: New Zealand Immigration
Check you meet the requirements and calculate your points
Before you submit an expression of interest (EOI), you can use the points indicator to get an idea how many points you can claim for your EOI. You will need at least 100 to be accepted into their selection pool. Currently, NZ Immigration is only selecting EOIs with 160 points or above.
If you have 160 points or more you might be selected from the EOI pool and may be sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
Read one of these guides to understand the process
Note the fees and offices information
Submit your resident application on the form we provide you with
If successful, you’ll be issued a resident visaSource: New Zealand Immigration
Application cost: $ 530
Second Installment: $ 3,310. This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. We do not refund application costs if we decline your application.
A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: New Zealand Immigration
Things to note