Wide open spaces, affordable housing and a sunny climate are just some of the reasons why New Zealand residency is at such a premium.

The new 2021 Resident Visa Category is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many. This category is time-limited, with Phase 1 opening on 1 December 2021, and Phase 2 opening on 1 March 2022. Applicants only have until 31 July 2022 to submit an application. If you are eligible, don’t miss your chance!

New Zealand’s Skilled Migrant Category, encourages individuals with identified skills and capabilities to migrate to New Zealand and enjoy the lifestyle that New Zealand is renowned for.

Permanent residents can live, work and study without restriction in New Zealand with most of the rights and entitlements of a citizen.

Get certainty on your immigration pathway to New Zealand by taking our 2 minute online eligibility appraisal.

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Residence Visas options


The Skilled Migrant Category is a residency visa for individuals with qualifications, skills and employment that are in demand. Applicants are required to pass a points test.


Individuals who hold a work to residence visa are eligible to apply for residency after two years working on their visa. This policy is available to applicants who are either on a LTSSL or Talent visa.