Pathways to New ZealandPathways to Enter New Zealand


This is a must-read article if you are planning to Migrate to New Zealand. There are a lot of ways to migrate to New Zealand. Applying through right pathway will increase chances of getting your invitation to migrate. So, let’s know the pathways.

Obtaining New Zealand Residence

Moving to New Zealand is one of the best decision you will make in your life. What is there not to like about this beautiful country? They are one of the safest, least corrupted countries in the world, Economy is thriving, there are plenty of opportunities, and it is an ideal place to raise a family.

What can you do with a residence-class visa?

A residence-class visa gives you the right:

  • To stay in New Zealand indefinitely (with valid travel conditions)
  • Work in New Zealand
  • Study in New Zealand as a domestic fee-paying student
  • Receive free or subsidized health care at publicly funded health services
  • Receive free education at state-run primary and secondary schools, and subsidized fees for domestic students at private schools and tertiary institutions
  • Enroll and vote in elections
  • Be a sponsor for a partner, parents or dependent children during their visa application

Different ways to enter New Zealand with residence-class visa


The Skilled Migrant Residence Category

This is by far the most common way to gain residence in New Zealand and is for the majority of applicants, subject to securing skilled employment in New Zealand. This points-based system is a 2-step process whereby you first submit an Expression of Interest, and all applications meeting the threshold are selected from a digital pool every fortnight. You then are invited to submit a residence application under the Skilled Migrant Category.

New Zealand residence from Work

Through work, you would be looking at the Skilled Migrant Category which, in most cases, is based on obtaining a job offer in New Zealand.

An alternative, popular pathway, is to obtain Residence from Work. In this case, you will need to enter New Zealand on a temporary Work to Residence visa and meet the conditions of your temporary visa (including employer or job type, and salary threshold) for 24 months.


New Zealand residence through business

Doing business in New Zealand may allow you to gain residence. Once the conditions of your investment or business venture are met. See here for specific information about doing business in New Zealand.

New Zealand residence through partnership and family categories

If you are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, and you have been living together in a genuine and stable relationship. Then you may qualify to apply for residence based on your relationship. Likewise, if you were not included in your parents’ residence application initially, you may join them as a dependent child later on, if the conditions are met. You may also be able to join your children who are resident in New Zealand.

Not just residence class, you can migrate to New Zealand for studies, visit your family, business meet and even for tourism. Reach out to us and learn about the easiest and simple ways to migrate to New Zealand.

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

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