Immigration in New Zealand


Permanent Residency in New Zealand

New Zealand is the most sought-after place for foreign immigrants. The country has a peaceful, sparkling, and secure atmosphere. In addition to this, the nation has low joblessness, a sound economy, a smaller number of inhabitants, and household-friendly immigration procedures which make it an ideal place to settle down.

About Permanent Residence VISA

The final aim to follow a professional career is to acquire a work of your liking linked to your field of expertise. Hence, you apply for a permanent residence visa that lets you to stay in New Zealand for an unlimited period. A New Zealand PR is helpful to get decent job proposals, based on many aspects such as your years of experience, age, and academic qualification, etc. This visa also permits you to tour to and from New Zealand to other parts of the world unconditionally.


Benefits of permanent residency in New Zealand:

  • Authorization to stay indeterminately in the country
  • Permission to arrive and leave the country multiple times in the first two years
  • Eligibility for citizenship
  • Limitless rights to learn, reside and work in the nation
  • Essential to pay only domestic fees for your education in the country
  • Entitlement to sponsor your relations for PR visa
  • Access to health benefits

New Zealand PR Visa Requirements

The necessities to follow to obtain a PR Visa in New Zealand are:

  • Age not more than 55 years
  • Effortlessness and good knowledge of the English language
  • Good health and good character
  • Capability to show your reason for the stay in the nation

One can apply for a PR visa in New Zealand in numerous classes mainly Skilled Migrant Category, Partner Category, and Business and Investment Category.


New Zealand PR Points Scheme

You can apply for New Zealand visas by applying straight to New Zealand Administration. This is relatively inexpensive than consulting mediators or the visa bureau.

To evaluate your suitability, the administration has designed a PR points system in which points are fixed in the following manner:

  • Employability: 60 points for existing trained employees for more than a year, 50 for people looking for a job/working for not more than a year
  • Work Experience: Varies from 10 points for 2 years up to 30 points for 10 years, plus bonus points for profits and growth assessments in your work experience
  • Qualifications: 50 points for a bachelor’s degree or any other key Diploma qualification and 55 for a master’s or Doctorate Degree
  • Family Links: 10 points for close relations in New Zealand
  • Age: 30 points for 20-29 years up to 5 points for 50-55 years of age

Acquiring 140 points gets you selected for ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a visa. The minimum submission criteria would be 100-135.


Duration to get PR Visa in New Zealand:

Immigrants can anticipate their processing time to be between 1 and 2 months. Although, applications may take longer to progress if they want to verify your info or demand more info from you.


A Permanent Resident Visa is usually the next step after being granted a Resident Visa. You can travel in and out of New Zealand Permanent Residency as often as you like until your travel conditions expire. While Resident Visas have travel conditions that only allow a person to re-enter New Zealand as a resident until a certain date, a Permanent Resident Visa allows indefinite re-entry to New Zealand.  

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