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INZ conducted Draw on April 19, 2023 and invited 263 applicants on 180 points

Immigration New Zealand  (INZ) issued 263 ITA, on 180 and above points, in the late NZ EOI Draw for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC). Please find SMC EOI Draw Selection below

New Zealand Issued 263 ITA for New Zealand PR under its 134 Draw.





March 15, 2023







With Job offer

Without job offer














Still, 675 EOIs are in the pool after this selection. Now please Nationality composition of Expressions of Interest 

Nationality Percentage

South Africa 22%

India 17%

China 12%

Great Britain

Philippines 7%

Sri Lanka

USA 4%

Pakistan 2%

Iran 2%

Fiji 2%

Other 19%

Total 100%

What is the New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) EOI?

The Skilled Migrant Category EOI is an Electronic pool or database of all those applicants who have submitted their EOIs or expression of interest,  and who wish to apply for permanent residency in New Zealand under the SMC program.

Get a free New Zealand Immigration assessment form

Once you submit your EOI, it will be added to the pool, Your EOI will be ranked against other EOIs in the pool based on your score, and the highest-scoring applicants will be selected for an invitation to apply for a residency permit.

What is New Zealand EOI draw

The New Zealand Expression of Interest (EOI) draw is a selection process that takes place regularly to invite the highest-scoring applicants to apply for residency under various immigration programs, including the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) and the Residence from Work (RFW) Category.

How often NZ EOI Draw takes place

The NZ EOI pool is drawn regularly, usually every two weeks, to invite the highest-scoring applicants to apply for residency. The number of applicants selected in each draw can vary, depending on the number of available places and the demand for skilled workers in different occupations.

New Zealand SMC points calculator

The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) points calculator is a tool used by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to assess the eligibility of foreign skilled workers who wish to apply for New Zealand residency under the SMC program.

The points calculator is based on your



Work experience,

Language skills,

Partner skills  and

other relevant factors, and assign

To be eligible for the SMC, you must score at least 100 points. However selection may be at a higher score,

To calculate your SMC points, you can use the New Zealand PR points calculator.

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