Applying for residence as a skilled migrant

New Zealand wants to grant residence to people who have skills, experience and relevant job offers to fill employment opportunities that they have identified are necessary for their growth as a nation. They also want the people they invite into New Zealand to settle their, feeling they are welcomed and are able to make a positive contribution.

The ‘Skilled Migrant’ immigration category ensures that both New Zealand and new migrants can experience positive social, cultural and economic outcomes of living and working together.