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Skilled migrants, entrepreneurs and investors are offered the opportunity to emigrate, work and live permanently in the country. Provided the applicant is under 55 years of age, in good health, of good character and has a good command of the English language, two steps based on a points system must be successfully completed before permanent residence is allowed.
For skilled migrants, the Work to Residence programme attracts potential migrants with talents and qualifications required by employers as well as those in the fields of sports, the arts and culture. After two years’ temporary employment in New Zealand, the above groups can apply for permanent residence through the Residence from Work programme. Employment in a sector in the Long Term Skill Shortage List, (LTSSL), gives a direct route to the Work to Residence programme. The government website, http://www.immigration.govt.nz/ gives full details and online application forms where applicable, and is easy to use.
Entrepreneurs and investors may enter New Zealand by applying through several categories such as Investor/Investor Plus, Entrepreneur/Entrepreneur Plus or Long Term Business Visa, all of which are routes to permanent residency and citizenship. Entry is via a points-based system and dependent on the individual amount of finance available.
We recommend usig a migration agent, who can make the whole emigrating process so much easier. They can offer an immediate free consulation where they will determine if you are elible to emigrate to New Zealand.