Looking for 100% pure and genuine information on Migration to New Zealand? Look no further; this blog is for all you confused prospective students/migrants who are unable to make up your mind about details such as Where, What, How and When about studying/migrating to New Zealand.
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Many of our prospects write to us and also share their impressive background/CVs which our Licensed Immigration Advisers assess and find the profiles very good. However with changes to NZ immigration law in 2018 unfortunately most will not qualify for a direct resident visa. The two important criteria to be met after changes to policy are, 1) You should have skilled employment/offer of skilled employment in New Zealand or 2) You should have studied in New Zealand for at least 2 years leading to a doctorate or masters. If you do not have at least one of these, then a direct resident visa is ruled out. Plus you need to get 160 points for age, qualifications, work experience, etc and you need to be of good character and health. You can reach this points' threshold and also fulfill condition 1 above if you get a genuine job offer from NZ. But finding jobs directly here in NZ when you are not present in the country is almost impossible unless you are very qualified and experienced in one of our skill shortage areas. So that avenue is also not worth pursuing till you get into the country first.
There are other ways of course and for some the next best option could be a Skilled Migrant Category Job Search Visa. But again most people don't qualify for this either unless they are very qualified and experienced in one of our skill shortage areas. Having assessed the details from many CVs we conclude that most will not qualify for this either. Even if they qualify the rules do not permit any family members to accompany and for a lot of people this is not acceptable as they want to travel with their family. Alternately there is also a study+settle pathway for which most will definitely be eligible and strongly recommended, especially as a couple (if married) where one of you can study and work part-time and the other can work full time from day one. You can pretty much recover the investment within no time. If you choose the right level of course, potentially you can both end up with work visas for 4 years which is a lot of time to fulfill any requirements for eventual residency. Also your child/children will be eligible for education in NZ as domestic students ie free education if you opt for this pathway. This pathway is strongly recommended since many couples have used it successfully. We would suggest one of of the couple to take up a course and the other one can come on a work visa as most have very good credentials and can find a job here. This in turn can lead to the PR subject to meeting the requirements. This is something to be considered if you or your spouse have contemplated higher studies at any time even at this stage in your career, especially as a pathway to migration. Its also very viable if you are single too.
So do have a think and connect with our team and we will do the rest. Hope to see you in NZ soon :)