Large corporations in New Zealand are facing constant shortages of skilled workers, and as a result companies are not able to fill key positions and thrive to their optimum performance. To keep New Zealand’s economy to maximum level, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recognises some skill shortages based on frequent feedback from key industries and publishes their findings in three Skill Shortages Lists. The Skill Shortages Lists are updated regularly, with updated assistances from various organisations.
Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa offers a pathway to New Zealand residence. To proceed with Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa, you must have the specified job experience, education and occupational registration to work in an occupation on New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List. You must have received a job offer for work in that occupation. If you can manage to continue working in that occupation for 2 years, you can apply for NZ residence.
With this visa you can
This visa is for skilled professionals who can meet specified eligibility requirements and has received a valid job offer from an employer based in New Zealand.Source: Immigration New Zealand
TO be eligible to apply, here are few basic requirements:
Step 1: Arrange your documents
Prepare and gather all your documentation you need for this visa.
Step 2: Submit your application
Apply on the paper form and send it to NZ Immigration with your application fee, immigration levy, and your supporting documents.
You may read the following guide in order to understand the Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
You can apply for a resident visa
Once you have held your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa for 24 months you can apply for residence under the Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa category.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application cost: NZD$426
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. You will not be refunded the application fee if your application is refused.
A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand
If you have held a work visa that was granted under the Long Term Skill Shortage List policy, you may be able to apply for a resident visa.
To be eligible for a resident visa under this policy, you must: