New Zealand Skilled Migration Program

The New Zealand Skilled Migration Program is a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment. You must also be aged 55 or under, and meet English language, health, and character requirements.

New Zealand Skilled Migration Visas

Applicant who apply via the New Zealand Skilled Migration will receive either one of the following visas, depending on whether the applicant has a job offer from a New Zealand-based company

New Zealand Job Search Visa (valid for 12 months)
New Zealand Residence Visa (NZRV)

General Requirements

  • Aged below 55 at the time of invitation
  • Occupation is in demand as per New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List
  • Attain at least 160 points in the New Zealand Skilled Migration Points Test
  • Pass the relevant qualification assessment
  • Provide evidence of proficient English or higher (if necessary)
  • Meet the health and character requirements


  • Free primary and secondary education and subsidized tertiary education
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Pathway to Australian citizenship