New Zealand PR visa from India

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New Zealand PR from India

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Permanently

Cost
From NZ $ 4,890.

Processing times
Approximately 10-12 Months

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New Zealand PR from India

A New Zealand PR visa is a document issued by Immigration New Zealand. NZ PR visa allows you and your family to travel to and from New Zealand whenever you like. NZ PR visa is valid for an indefinite time, and based on a New Zealand PR visa, you can avail certain benefits:

Benefits of being a New Zealander:

New Zealand PR has Its own benefits. Please find some of the important benefits below.

1) Financial Assistance:
New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce financial assistance benefits to its residents in 1898. New Zealand does not see objects such as hunger or poverty in New Zealand. New Zealand is committed to caring for its residents.

2) Financial assistance:

If you lose your job or cannot work because of illness or an accident. You may be able to get $3500 monthly. Financial assistance if you need help with accommodation. Support for families, including maternity leave when you have a baby and the Working for Families package of benefits

3) Child Disability Allowance:
Child Disability Allowance is a fortnightly payment made to the main carer of a child or young person with a serious disability. The Child Disability Allowance is $480.45 a week for each child.


4) Childcare Subsidy:
In New Zealand, child education, care, medical, and stationary are absolutely subsidized.


5) Jobseeker Support
Jobseeker Support is a weekly payment that helps people until they find work. Immigration New Zealand Authority supports job seekers (New Zealand citizens & immigrants) by providing $700 per week until you get a full-time job in New Zealand.

    How to get PR in New Zealand

    As of Feb. 2024, the process of getting a New Zealand (NZ) Permanent Residency (PR) includes several steps. However, please note that New Zealand immigration policies keep changing, so it is advisable to consult with a licensed New Zealand immigration advisor for the most up-to-date information.
    Here, Please find the Generic process steps to apply for a New Zealand PR visa.


    1)Determine Eligibility:
    The first step is to determine eligibility in terms of your points score, occupation in demand, Language proficiency, age, etc. if you are sure that you are meeting the eligibility criteria to apply for New Zealand PR from India, you can take the next step to apply for Expression of Interest (EOI). If you are still not sure, please consult with our New Zealand visa experts at 7750-383-2132/ 928 928 9006.

    If you wish to have a call back from our consultant, please complete the free New Zealand PR assessment form.


    2) Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI):
    The Expression of Interest (EOI) is the next step to applying for a New Zealand residence permit. The EOI is a preliminary step where you must provide information about your qualifications, work experience, and other relevant details.


    3)Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA):
    If you submit your EOI successfully, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) ranks applicants with scores from the pool based on certain factors such as income, qualification, employment and registration.  Applicants having 6 points will be invited for a residence permit.


    4)Complete the Residence Visa Application:
    After getting the ITA for a New Zealand residence permit, you must submit a complete residence visa application within four months, along with an application fee of NZ$ 4890. And detailed documentation, such as identity, qualifications, employment history, police clearance, medical examination receipt and other supporting documents.


    8)Application Processing:
    Immigration New Zealand will process your application. The processing time can vary, and you may be required to provide additional information during this stage.



    9)Receive a Decision:
    Once your application has been assessed, you will receive a decision on your residence visa application. If approved, you will be granted a visa, allowing you to live and work in New Zealand permanently.



    10)Fly to New Zealand:
    If you are outside New Zealand, when your application is approved, you must travel to New Zealand within a specified time frame.


    Still, if you need any further clarification or advice regarding specific circumstances, please get in touch with our immigration New Zealand expert at 750-383-2132 / 928 928 9006/ 928 928 9007.  It's crucial to note that New Zealand immigration policies can change, so always refer to the latest information or consult with a licensed immigration advisor for the most accurate guidance.
    If you want to get a call back from a New Immigration advisor, please complete the Free assessment form below

    New Zealand PR requirements

    To be eligible for New Zealand PR visa, you need to meet the following criteria’s

    1) Age:
    To apply for a New Zealand PR visa, you must be 55 years of age or under when receiving the Invitation.

    2) Qualification:
    You must hold recognized qualification minimum level 3 to 6 from designated institutions. If you availed qualification from a recognized institution, then you need not go for qualification assessment. However, if you obtained your qualification from an unrecognized institution, it is mandatory to get a qualification assessment from INZ before applying for your EOI. Check if your qualification pre recognized or not. Call us on 7503832132 / 928 928 9006

    3) Work Experience:
    You must hold at least two years of professional work experience in the past ten years. Please note you must have relevant qualifications before starting that work experience; this work experience will be considered professional work experience.

    4) Occupation in demand:
    If you want to apply for an NZ residence visa, ensure your occupation is in the Long-Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) demandFind your occupation in the list; click hereor call 750-383-2132, 928 928 9007 for detailed information.

    5) English language ability:
    To apply for a New Zealand PR visa, You and your family must show that you can speak and understand English by passing a test. Minimum IELTS Overall score of 6.5 or more for the primary applicant and dependent need to show 5.0 bands overall.

    You can write one of the following language exams to prove your English language proficiency:

    •  IELTS — General or Academic Module
    •  TOEFL
    •  PTE Academic
    •  OET


    To know more, call our NZ expert on 928 928 9006, 928 928 9007

    6) Points:
    To apply for NZ PR, you need to score a minimum of 100 points, which are based on your age, qualification, work experience, employment, etc.

    It's crucial to thoroughly research the requirements for the New Zealand PR visa before applying for it. If you are interested in New Zealand Immigration and want to ensure your eligibility, consult our New Zealand Visa expert at 750-383-2132/ 928 928 9006/ 928 928 9007.

    If you wish to have a call back from a New Zealand visa consultant, kindly fill out our NZ Free assessment form below.

    New Zealand PR cost

    The cost of a New Zealand residence permit may vary depending on the number of applicants in the family, location and type of payment method. However, Please find the New Zealand Residence permit cost for Jan. 2024.
     
    Visa application Fees in NZ $ Fees in Indian Rs.
    Standard IQA NZ$ 445 Rs. 22,000
     NZ Residence fee NZ$ 4890 Rs. 2,50,000
    English language proficiency exam fee NZ$ 300 Rs. 15500
    Medical or Health Examination NZ $ Rs. 5000
    Police clearance Fee NZ $ Rs. 5000

    Immigration New Zealand accepts payments online and by credit card. So please select the right visa fee and pay the appropriate charges. It's also important to note that these  Immigration New Zealand visa fees are subject to change, and the amounts may update. So, Always prefer to consult with a licensed New Zealand immigration advisor at 750-383-2132 / 928 928 9006


    Consulting with an advisor can be beneficial to ensure that you have accurate information and guidance throughout the application process.

    New Zealand PR processing time

    The processing time for a New Zealand residence permit is 7-10 Months. However, the New Zealand PR visa processing time also depends on several factors, including the completeness of your visa application, the accuracy of the information provided, and the volume of applications being processed at any given time.

    Please find the current processing time for New Zealand :


     

     Type of applicationProcessing time in months 
     Standard IQA fee1 month
    Residence visa processing time  7-10 Months

    New Zealand PR Points calculator

    To be eligible to apply for a New Zealand Residence visa, you must have a minimum 6 points out of 10. These points are based on the following factors.

    1) Qualification  OR
    2) Income  OR
    3) New Zealand Registration

    Do you want to calculate your points score for a New Zealand residence permit? You can use the New Zealand PR points calculator.

    Please find the New Zealand PR points table:

     
     Factor Points 
    Qualification 06
    Income  06
    New Zealand Registration  06

    Please notethat this is the points overview. To understand points in detail in depth, you can go to our New Zealand PR points table here.

    IELTS requirements for New Zealand PR 

    English language requirements for a New Zealand skilled residence visa is competent proficiency means IELTS 6.5 bands overall or equivalent score in the acceptable English language proficiency exams. Please note that all applicants aged 16 years or above need to prove their English language proficiency. However, the score requirements depend upon whether the applicant is primary or secondary (spouse/ partner).

    You can demonstrate your English language proficiency by writing the following exams.


    New Zealand IELTS requirements
     
    English Language Proficiency examMinimum score for principal applicantsMinimum score for partners and dependent children aged 16 or older
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)— General or Academic module6.5 overall5 overall
    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE academic)79 overall35 overall
    Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)58 overall36 overall
    Cambridge English B2 First (FCE)176 overall154 overall
    Cambridge English B2 First for Schools (FCE for schools)176 overall154 overall
    Occupational English Test (OET)Grade B or higher in all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.Grade C or higher in all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

    Please note: 
    If you are a citizen or studied for 5 years in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States, Then you might not required an English Language score. 

     

    New Zealand invitation round

    Immigration New Zealand conducts draws periodically and invites all eligible candidates having points 6 and above.
    Please note Immigration New Zealand (INZ) may change the draw date and minimum score requirements as per New Zealand labour market requirements. So, it is advisable to consult with our licensed New Zealand visa experts at 750-383-2132/ 928 928 9006.

    Please find New Zealand's latest Draw under the Skilled migration category below.


    It is important to note that if you wish to get a New Zealand Immigration draw update, you can subscribe to an Aptech visa, or you can visit our Draw page here.
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