New Zealand permanent residency pathway for aspiring immigrants September 2021

Immigration New Zealand has just announced a new ‘one-off’ pathway for residency.

If you hold ANY of the following visa types:

•Post Study Work Visa
•Talent (Accredited Employer) •Work Visa
•Essential Skills Work Visa
•Religious Worker Work Visa
•Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa
•Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa
•Silver Fern Practical Experience Work Visa
•Trafficking Victim Work Visa
•Migrant Exploitation Protection Work Visa
•Skilled Migrant Category Job Search Work Visa
•Victims of Family Violence Work
•South Island Contribution Work Visa
•Work Visa granted under Section 61 (provided the applicant held another eligible visa type within 6 months of being granted a Section 61 visa)
•Some Critical Purpose Visitor Visas (CPVV):
i. Critical health workers for longer-term roles (6 months or longer), and
ii. Other critical workers for long term roles (more than 6 months).

And if you are living in NZ before 29 September and satisfy ANY of the following:

•You have been living in NZ for at least 3 years or,
•You are earning at least $27.00 per hour before 29 September or,
•Your occupation is included in one of these:
•Jobs on the Long Term Skill Shortage List
•Jobs requiring occupational registration in the health or education sector
i. Personal carer and other critical health workers
ii. Specified primary sector jobs

If you do not fit into the above, we may still be able to assist you.

one of our Immigration Solicitors will be able to answer your questions and assist you in your application.