The Skilled Migrant Category addresses applicants who are planning to take up skilled employment in New Zealand.

Minimum requirements for a resident application under the Skilled Migrant Category are:

In principle every applicant who meets the above criteria might be eligible for a resident visa.

The application process under the Skilled Migrant Category consists of two main stages:

  • Expression of Interest.
  • Residence Application. In some cases a third stage, an assessment of the applicant`s qualifications, will be necessary.

Visa Fees :

The fee for visa is $3310.

EOI Fees :

The fee is $530 for online EOIs, or $680 for paper EOIs. Online EOIs cost less because they require less processing than a paper EOI.