Working Towards Residence in New Zealand
Working temporarily in New Zealand can be used as a step towards gaining residence and settling here permanently.
If your talents are needed by New Zealand employers, or you have exceptional talent in the arts, culture or sports, you can apply to work in New Zealand under our Work to Residence category.
Skilled Migrant Category
The Skilled Migrant Category is the main path to residence in New Zealand. It is designed to make sure that people migrating to New Zealand have the skills the country needs. This category works on a points system. Points are earned on the basis of your qualifications, work experience and job, or job offer, in New Zealand.
Business and Investment Category
The New Zealand government has recently made some extremely significant changes to policy in this area to streamline approvals and make it easier for investors to come to New Zealand and build successful businesses here.
If you’re thinking of investing or establishing a business in New Zealand, we can help with the necessary visas and permits and if you are looking for professional advice we can connect you with New Zealand’s top legal and accounting firms.
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