Work to residence visa offers a simplified pathway to residence for those applicants who possess valuable skills. In addition, they must be ready to show their long-term commitment to New Zealand by staying in an acceptable skilled employment for a significant period of time.
One of the top attractions of New Zealand for skilled professionals is the enviable working conditions here. The pivotal principles of fairness, justice, and equality have been ruling the employment relations for decades. These principles are being actively enforced at workplaces through ethical and sustainable work practices.
The New Zealand Government is very serious about cultivating this renowned work culture and will go the extra mile to have New Zealand keep its well-deserved reputation as one of the most worker-friendly countries on the planet. Consequently, you may be soaking in the best working environment ever still today and in more years to come.
A visa that may bring you a step closer to your ultimate goal of settling here may be found under Work to Residence instructions. They, in fact, describe and regulate several types of visas, all providing a pathway to residence for their holders.
|It is important to bear in mind that now may be the best time to apply as in 2021 the following 2 visas included in the Work to Residence instructions will be replaced by a new work visa.|
Inasmuch as the instructions are still in force, we will include the descriptions of both below. We will also stand by to help if you seek assistance from our immigration adviser, since finding your way out of the paperwork maze and notorious red tape may be a tall order.
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Later on, when the residence application of a work visa holder gets the green light, the primary applicant can put their family in the same form.
Overall, compared to other work visas, the bar is set quite high for the applicants to meet the requirements for Work to Residence ones in order to be successful. The explanation is quite straightforward, as these visas lead to residence in New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand is unlikely to approve any exceptions to instructions, like in the case with other categories of work visas.
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It is the employer that holds the pivotal position in this type of applications, and you would be holding their full-time employment offer for a minimum of 2 years.
This employer-led visa is a perfect match for those with the salary of at least NZ$79,560 per year and who will retain this level of pay for a period of at least 24 months.
As suggested by the name, the employer should be accredited at the time the application is lodged. It is important to remember that all existing accreditations will stay in place until 2021. Currently there are over 1600 such entities in New Zealand, and an up-to-date list of them is available on the INZ website here.
If you are unsure how to go about securing proper employer’s support before applying, talk to our immigration advisers who will share their expertise during a free 30-minute consultation.
Quite conventional requirements for lodgement of all temporary class visas include
On top of those, you will be holding an offer of employment from an accredited company outlining, among other terms, the pay, the length of the employment period and your duties, as they have to be in line with the employer’s core activity.
Needless to say, you may be required by law to undergo professional registration to practice in your occupation. In this case, your case officer will need to see some more evidence. Namely, documentation confirming you have been, or are eligible and going to be, registered. On a brighter side, It may be only a matter of time before you complete it.
Otherwise similar to the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa above, this type has its own special feature. Importantly, people who seek this visa will see their occupations on the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL). They will also be suitably qualified as per the requirements of the list.
Similarly to other Work to Residence visa types, when applying for a LTSSL visa you will include
Finding your way through the maze of requirements to prove you are adequately qualified and have sufficient work experience, may be challenging and time-consuming. It is important to get it right from the outset to save the bitter feeling of denial. We have extensive experience in successful applications for LTSSL visas and will gladly lend a hand. Book your free 30-minute consultation with our immigration consultant today.
This visa may not fit everybody. However, for those with exceptional talent in a field of art, culture or sport it is what the doctor ordered.
Our professional immigration advisor is aware of the process inside out and will eagerly help you to gain confidence and not to miss out on any minute points which may have detrimental effect on such a life-changing matter. Choose your preferred time slot and chat with us during your 30-minute, free consultation.