The New Zealand government has announced three new residence categories.
Straight to Residence Visa.
Work to Residence Visa.
Highly Paid Residence Visa.
Additional Information: As a general rule, applicants must be 55 or younger, meet the English language requirements and satisfy health and character requirements for residence in New Zealand. A complete list of eligibility requirements for the Straight to Residence Visa, Work to Residence Visa and Highly Paid Residence Visa is available here.
BAL Analysis: The new residence categories aim to make it easier for employers to hire and attract foreign nationals for high-skilled and hard-to-fill jobs in New Zealand with a more straightforward application process than the Skilled Migrant Category.
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