Guide: Pathways to New Zealand Residence


There are three new visa options that allow migrants to either apply for a residence visa straight away (if their role is recognised on Tier One of INZ’s “Green List”), or work their way towards eligibility to apply for Residence after working in New Zealand on a Work Visa (if your job is recognised on Tier 2 of the Green List).

Other highly paid workers may be eligible for a residence visa if they are paid at least twice the median wage (current NZD $55.52 per hour).

These categories are known as:

  • The Straight to Residence Visa
  • The Work to Residence Visa
  • The Highly Paid Residence Visa

We’ve put together a helpful guide about these pathways to New Zealand Residence and how to apply. If you’re interested in becoming a New Zealand resident, follow the link below to download.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_cta h2=”” txt_align=”center” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Download the guide” btn_color=”warning” btn_align=”center” btn_link=””]

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