New Zealand PR (Permanent Residency Visa)

New Zealand PR Visa

  • Indefinitely
  • 24 months travel facility
  • NZ $ 4428
Processing Time
  • 16 months
With this visa you can
  • Live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  • Include dependent children, aged 24 and under, in your visa application.
You must know
  • You must be age 55 years or under
  • It is point based system, must have minimum 100 points
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Apply for New Zealand Permanent Residency Visa

A new Zealand PR visa is a document issued by Immigration New Zealand. NZ PR visa allow you and family travel to and from New Zealand any time you like. NZ PR visa is valid for indefinite time, and on the basis of New Zealand PR visa you can avail certain benefits:

  1. You and your family can Live, work, and study in New Zealand.
  2. Multiple Travel facility mean you can travel to and from New Zealand any time you like.
  3. Your children will be able to attend state-run schools and universities for free.
  4. New Zealand citizenship is automatically granted to children born in the nation.
  5. Subsidized medical services as well as social security benefits for your family
  6. You can sponsor your loved ones
  7. Unemployment allowance.

Benefits of be a New Zealander

New Zealand PR has It's own benefits please find some of important benefits below.

  1. Financial Assistance:-
  2. New Zealand was the first country in the world to introduce financial assistance benefits to their residents from 1898. New Zealand does not see objects such as hunger or poverty in New Zealand. New Zealand committed to care their resident.

    Today the benefits our welfare system provides include:

    • Financial assistance if you lose your job or are unable to 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:
  4. 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.

  5. Childcare Subsidy:
  6. In New Zealand child Education, care, medical, stationary absolutely subsidized.

  7. Jobseeker Support
  8. Jobseeker Support is a weekly payment that helps people until they find work. Immigration New Zealand Authority support job seekers (New Zealand citizens & immigrations) provide $700 per week, until you get full time job in New Zealand.

Check your Eligibility

New Zealand PR criteria

New Zealand PR Requirements

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

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

  3. Qualification:
  4. 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

  5. Work Experience:
  6. You must hold a minimum of 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.

  7. Occupation in demand:
  8. If you want to apply for an NZ residence visa, make sure your occupation must be in the Long-Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) demand.

    Find your occupation in the list; click here or call 928 928 9007 for detailed information.

  9. English language ability:
  10. To apply for New Zealand PR visa, You and your family need to 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

  11. Points:
  12. To apply for NZ PR, you need to score a minimum of 100 points, these points based on your age, qualification, work experience, employment, etc.

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How to Apply for the New Zealand PR process from India

New Zealand PR Process

To apply for New Zealand PR visa, you need to follow the below steps carefully.

  • Eligibility Check:
    Before filing for a New Zealand residence visa, you must check your eligibility. For example, are you meeting NZ PR visa criteria in terms of points,
         occupation in demand,
         age limit,
         language proficiency,
         your health and
         character requirements.
    You can check your New Zealand PR eligibility by filling free NZ assessment form, or you can directly call our New Zealand PR expert 7503832132 / 928 928 9006 / 928 928 9007

  • NZQA Assessment:
    If you obtained your qualification from outside of NZ, then the New Zealand qualification assessment is necessary. However, if your overseas qualification is recognized and on the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment, you need not go for NZQA. The purpose of NZQA is to verify your education credentials and compare them to the New Zealand qualification framework.

  • Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI):
    NZ EOI is an electronic pool where the applicants need to provide basic information about their interest to settle in New Zealand. NZ – EOI is a two-stage process where they first need to submit information and second the selection of profile and issue invitation.
    New Zealand Expression of Interest (EOI) fee is NZD 530, and NZ - EOI is valid for six months.

  • Received invitation:
    If your EOI is successful, you will get an invitation to submit your residence application and instruction to complete further steps and forms along with the New Zealand PR fee NZD 3310, you can pay the New Zealand Residence visa application fee by credit card only.
    INZ will assess to determine whether your claim relating to age, recognized qualification, skilled work experience, language proficiency, etc. factors, and any other criteria are true.

  • Receive Residence Visa/ PR visa:
    Here INZ authority verifies the credentials and information submitted by the applicant. If you are assessed positive, then you will be granted a residence visa. Now you can fly to New Zealand with your family.
    Settling in New Zealand may be challenging, so please coordinate with our New Zealand expert to take a complete guide & tips for settling in and cover various topics, including housing, healthcare, and education in New Zealand.

New Zealand PR points calculator

As we all know New Zealand residence / PR points based system, applicant need to score minimum 100 points based on the following parameters such as Age, qualification, work experience, skilled employment, bonus points, spouse skills etc. please use below New Zealand PR points calculator to calculate points

STEP 1: AGE (20 TO 55 YEARS)*

Your current age will determine that you how much you can achieve immigration points on the part of your age while you lodge a New Zealand visa application.


To receive higher immigration chances to take off to New Zealand, the factor of skill employment plays a significant role. Choose your relevant employment options and proceed further.


You must possess valid academic educational qualification that makes you eligible for New Zealand immigration. Select the most appropriate one and go ahead.


The number of skill work experience in your occupation state that how many points can you obtain to accomplish your immigration dream.

STEP 5: Partner Qualifications

Avail your partner qualifications points! This factor leads to quite decent chances to immigrate to New Zealand.


This point calculator should only be used as a guide. Its primary purpose is to provide you with an estimate of how many points you would be eligible for under the present policy. When an immigration officer evaluates your EOI, an immigration officer will use your final, actual points score.

Aptech Visa is a well-known company that assists people from all over the world in realising their ambitions in New Zealand. Our staff of experienced immigration advisers is ready to assist you.

Call our NZ Immigration expert on 7503832132 / 9289289006 / 9289289007

New Zealand Points Table

S.N. Factors Points
1 Skilled employment
Current skilled employment or offer of skilled employment in New Zealand 50

Bonus points for skilled employment or offer of skilled employment

In an area of absolute skills shortage 10
In a region outside Auckland 30
Partner’s current skilled employment or offer of skilled employment in New Zealand 20
High remuneration (see ‘SMC terms’ for details) 20
2 Skilled work experience
2 years 10
4 years 20
6 years 30
8 years 40
10 years 50

Bonus points if skilled work experience in New Zealand

1 years or more 10

Bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage

2 to 5 years 10
6 years or more 15
3 Recognised qualifications
Recognised level 3 qualification, if included on the List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment 40
Level 4 to 6 on the NZQF (eg trade qualification, diploma) 40
Level 7 or 8 on the NZQF (eg bachelor’s degree, bachelor’s degree with Honours) 50
Level 9 or 10 on the NZQF (egMasters degree, Doctorate) 70

Bonus points for qualifications

2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised bachelor’s degree (level 7 on the NZQF) New Zealand qualification 10
1 year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification (levels 8, 9 or 10 on the NZQF) 10
2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification (level 9, or 10 on the NZQF) 15
4 Spouse qualification
recognised level 7 or 8 qualification 10
recognized level 9 or greater qualification 20
5 Age
20 to 39 30
40 to 44 20
45 to 49 10
50 to 55 05

New Zealand skilled occupation list

New Zealand welcomes foreign skilled workers who can meet the labour shortages list of the country. The New Zealand Skill Shortage list mentions those occupations that are in urgent need to get filled up by the overseas skilled workers.

If you are offered a job that is listed on the list and have got the qualifications and experience to match, then be ready to apply for a New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa. The skill shortages are hard to fill locally in New Zealand and thus, hiring workers from overseas is the best solution for the New Zealand government to fill these labour gaps.

There are three different lists that record skilled shortages in New Zealand and each of these lists experience a shortage of skilled workers in New Zealand.

Find your occupation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Worker 422111
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec 141999
Accountant (General) 221111
Accounts Clerk 551111
Actor 211111
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec 211199
Actuary 224111
Acupuncturist 252211
Admissions Clerk 542112
Advertising and Public Relations Manager 131111
Advertising Specialist 225111
Aeronautical Engineer 233911
Aeroplane Pilot 231111
Aged or Disabled Carer 423111
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator 721111
Agricultural Consultant 234111
Agricultural Engineer 233912
Agricultural Scientist 234112
Agricultural Technician 311111
Air Traffic Controller 231112
Air Transport Professionals nec 231199
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111
Aircraft Baggage Handler and Airline Ground Crew 721911
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) 323113
Aircraft Refueller 733112
Alarm, Security or Surveillance Monitor 442211
Ambulance Officer 411111
Amusement Centre Manager 149111
Anaesthetic Technician 311211
Anaesthetist 253211
Analyst Programmer 261311
Anatomist or Physiologist 234512
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec 361199
Antique Dealer 142112
Apiarist 121311
Apparel Cutter 393211
Aquaculture Farmer 121111
Aquaculture Worker 841111
Arborist 362212
Architect 232111
Architectural Draftsperson 312111
Archivist 224211
Armoured Car Escort 442212
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage) 212311
Art Teacher (Private Tuition) 249211
Artistic Director 212111
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911
Auctioneer 611111
Audiologist 252711
Author 212211
Autoglazier 899412
Automobile Drivers nec 731199
Automotive Electrician 321111
Backhoe Operator 721212
Baker 351111
Baking Factory Worker 831111
Bank Worker 552111
Bar Attendant 431111
Bar Useful or Busser 431911
Barista 431112
Barrister 271111
Beauty Therapist 451111
Bed and Breakfast Operator 141911
Beef Cattle Farm Worker 841511
Beef Cattle Farmer 121312
Betting Agency Counter Clerk 561111
Betting Agency Manager 142113
Betting Clerks nec 561199
Bicycle Mechanic 899911
Binder and Finisher 392111
Biochemist 234513
Biomedical Engineer 233913
Biotechnologist 234514
Blacksmith 322111
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator 149911
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111
Boiler or Engine Operator 712911
Book or Script Editor 212212
Bookkeeper 551211
Bookmaker 552311
Bookmaker's Clerk 561112
Botanist 234515
Brewery Worker 831112
Bricklayer 331111
Broadcast Transmitter Operator 399511
Builder's Labourer 821111
Building and Engineering Technicians nec 312999
Building Associate 312112
Building Inspector 312113
Building Insulation Installer 821411
Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator 712912
Bulldozer Operator 721213
Bungy Jump Master 452211
Bus Driver 731211
Business Broker 612111
Business Machine Mechanic 342311
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker 351211
Cabinetmaker 394111
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications) 342411
Cafe or Restaurant Manager 141111
Cafe Worker 431211
Call or Contact Centre Manager 149211
Call or Contact Centre Operator 541112
Call or Contact Centre Team Leader 541111
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) 399512
Canvas Goods Maker 393111
Car Detailer 811111
Car Park Attendant 899912
Caravan Park and Camping Ground Manager 141211
Cardiac Technician 311212
Cardiologist 253312
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512
Careers Counsellor 272111
Caretaker 899111
Carpenter 331212
Carpenter and Joiner 331211
Carpet Cleaner 811611
Cartographer 232211
Cash Van Salesperson 621711
Cement and Concrete Plant Worker 839911
Cement Production Plant Operator 712913
Charter and Tour Bus Driver 731212
Chauffeur 731111
Checkout Operator 631111
Chef 351311
Chemical Engineer 233111
Chemical Plant Operator 399211
Chemical Plant Worker 839912
Chemical Production Machine Operator 711911
Chemist 234211
Chemistry Technician 311411
Chief Executive or Managing Director 111111
Chief Information Officer 135111
Child Care Centre Manager 134111
Child Care Worker 421111
Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant 423411
Chiropractor 252111
Chocolate Packer 832111
Cinema or Theatre Manager 149912
Civil Celebrant 451811
Civil Engineer 233211
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211
Civil Engineering Technician 312212
Classified Advertising Clerk 561911
Clay Processing Factory Worker 839913
Clay Products Machine Operator 711111
Clay, Concrete, Glass and Stone Processing Machine Operators nec 711199
Cleaners nec 811699
Clerical and Administrative Workers nec 599999
Clerical and Office Support Workers nec 561999
Clerk of Court 599211
Clinical Haematologist 253313
Clinical Oncologist 253314
Clinical Psychologist 272311
Clothing Patternmaker 393212
Clothing Trades Workers nec 393299
Coding Clerk 599911
Commercial Cleaner 811211
Commercial Housekeeper 811411
Commissioned Defence Force Officer 139111
Commissioned Fire Officer 139112
Commissioned Police Officer 139113
Commodities Trader 222111
Communications Operator 342312
Community Arts Worker 272611
Community Worker 411711
Company Secretary 221211
Complementary Health Therapists nec 252299
Composer 211211
Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111
Concrete Batching Plant Operator 712914
Concrete Products Machine Operator 711112
Concrete Pump Operator 712915
Concreter 821211
Confectionery Maker 831113
Conference and Event Organiser 149311
Conservation Officer 234311
Conservator 234911
Construction Estimator 312114
Construction Project Manager 133111
Construction Rigger 821711
Container Filler 832112
Contract Administrator 511111
Conveyancer 599111
Cook 351411
Copywriter 212411
Corporate General Manager 111211
Corporate Services Manager 132111
Corporate Treasurer 221212
Cost Clerk 551112
Cotton Grower 121211
Counsellors nec 272199
Courier 561211
Court Bailiff or Sheriff (Aus) / Court Collections Officer (NZ) 599212
Court Orderly (Aus) / Court Registry Officer (NZ) 599213
Crane Chaser 821911
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator 712111
Credit or Loans Officer 552211
Crop Farm Workers nec 841299
Crop Farmers nec 121299
Crossing Supervisor 899913
Crowd Controller 442213
Customer Service Manager 149212
Customs Officer 599511
Dairy Cattle Farm Worker 841512
Dairy Cattle Farmer 121313
Dairy Products Maker 831114
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) 249212
Dancer or Choreographer 211112
Data Entry Operator 532111
Database Administrator 262111
Debt Collector 599311
Deck Hand 899211
Deer Farmer 121314
Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 441111
Defence Force Senior Officer 111212
Delivery Driver 732111
Dental Assistant 423211
Dental Hygienist 411211
Dental Prosthetist 411212
Dental Specialist 252311
Dental Technician 411213
Dental Therapist 411214
Dentist 252312
Dermatologist 253911
Despatching and Receiving Clerk 591211
Detective 441311
Developer Programmer 261312
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212
Dietitian 251111
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 212312
Director of Photography 212313
Disabilities Services Officer 411712
Diver 399911
Diversional Therapist 411311
Diving Instructor (Open Water) 452311
Dog Handler or Trainer 361111
Dog or Horse Racing Official 452318
Domestic Cleaner 811311
Domestic Housekeeper 811412
Doorperson or Luggage Porter 431912
Door-to-door Salesperson 621712
Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer 821112
Drainer (Aus) / Drainlayer (NZ) 334113
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition) 249213
Dressmaker or Tailor 393213
Driller 712211
Driller's Assistant 821912
Driving Instructor 451211
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor 272112
Drycleaner 811512
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 241111
Earth Science Technician 311412
Earthmoving Labourer 821113
Earthmoving Plant Operator (General) 721211
Economist 224311
Education Adviser 249111
Education Managers nec 134499
Education Reviewer 249112
Educational Psychologist 272312
Electorate Officer 224911
Electrical Engineer 233311
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312
Electrical Linesworker (Aus) / Electrical Line Mechanic (NZ) 342211
Electrical or Telecommunications Trades Assistant 899914
Electrician (General) 341111
Electrician (Special Class) 341112
Electronic Engineering Draftsperson 312411
Electronic Engineering Technician 312412
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315
Electronics Engineer 233411
Electroplater 322112
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912
Emergency Service Worker 441211
Endocrinologist 253315
Engineering Manager 133211
Engineering Patternmaker 323411
Engineering Production Systems Worker 712311
Engineering Professionals nec 233999
Engineering Technologist 233914
Engraver 323311
Enrolled Nurse 411411
Entertainer or Variety Artist 211113
Environmental Consultant 234312
Environmental Engineer 233915
Environmental Health Officer 251311
Environmental Manager 139912
Environmental Research Scientist 234313
Environmental Scientists nec 234399
Excavator Operator 721214
Exhaust and Muffler Fitter 899413
External Auditor 221213
Fabric and Textile Factory Worker 839914
Facilities Manager 149913
Factory Process Workers nec 839999
Faculty Head 134411
Family and Marriage Counsellor 272113
Family Day Care Worker 421112
Family Support Worker 411713
Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers nec 841999
Farrier 322113
Fashion Designer 232311
Fast Food Cook 851111
Fencer 821311
Fibrous Plasterer 333211
Filing or Registry Clerk 561311
Film and Video Editor 212314
Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors nec 212399
Finance Broker 222112
Finance Manager 132211
Financial Brokers nec 222199
Financial Dealers nec 222299
Financial Institution Branch Manager 149914
Financial Investment Adviser 222311
Financial Investment Manager 222312
Financial Market Dealer 222211
Fire Fighter 441212
Fisheries Officer 311311
Fishing Guide 452212
Fishing Hand 899212
Fitness Centre Manager 149112
Fitness Instructor 452111
Fitter (General) 323211
Fitter and Turner 323212
Fitter-Welder 323213
Fleet Manager 149411
Flight Attendant 451711
Floor Finisher 332111
Florist 362111
Flower Grower 121212
Flying Instructor 231113
Food and Drink Factory Workers nec 831199
Food Technologist 234212
Food Trades Assistants nec 851299
Footballer 452411
Footwear Factory Worker 839915
Footwear Production Machine Operator 711711
Forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ) 234113
Forestry Worker 841311
Forklift Driver 721311
Freight Handler (Rail or Road) 891111
Fruit and Vegetable Factory Worker 831115
Fruit and Vegetable Packer 832113
Fruit or Nut Farm Worker 841211
Fruit or Nut Grower 121213
Fruit or Nut Picker 841212
Funeral Director 451311
Funeral Workers nec 451399
Furniture Finisher 394211
Furniture Removalist 733113
Futures Trader 222212
Gallery or Museum Curator 224212
Gallery or Museum Guide 451411
Gallery or Museum Technician 399311
Gaming Worker 431311
Garden Labourer 841411
Gardener (General) 362211
Gas or Petroleum Operator 399212
Gasfitter 334114
Gastroenterologist 253316
General Clerk 531111
General Medical Practitioner 253111
Geologist 234411
Geophysicist 234412
Geotechnical Engineer 233212
Glass Processing Worker 839916
Glass Production Machine Operator 711113
Glazier 333111
Goat Farmer 121315
Golfer 452412
Grader Operator 721215
Grain Mill Worker 831116
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Crop Farm Worker (NZ) 841213
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ) 121214
Grape Grower 121215
Graphic Designer 232411
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker 392211
Greenkeeper 362311
Gunsmith 323312
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor 452312
Hair or Beauty Salon Assistant 451812
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager 142114
Hairdresser 391111
Handyperson 899311
Hardware Technician 313111
Health and Welfare Services Managers nec 134299
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec 251999
Health Information Manager 224213
Health Practice Manager 512211
Health Promotion Officer 251911
Helicopter Pilot 231114
Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator 711712
Hide and Skin Processing Worker 839917
Historian 272411
Home Improvement Installer 821412
Homoeopath 252212
Horse Breeder 121316
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor 452313
Horse Trainer 361112
Horticultural Nursery Assistant 841412
Hospital Orderly 423311
Hospital Pharmacist 251511
Hospitality Workers nec 431999
Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers nec 149999
Hostel Parent 423412
Hotel or Motel Manager 141311
Hotel or Motel Receptionist 542113
Hotel Service Manager 431411
Human Resource Adviser 223111
Human Resource Clerk 599411
Human Resource Manager 132311
Hunter-Trapper 841911
Hunting Guide 452213
ICT Account Manager 225211
ICT Business Analyst 261111
ICT Business Development Manager 225212
ICT Customer Support Officer 313112
ICT Managers nec 135199
ICT Project Manager 135112
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer 263211
ICT Sales Assistant 621211
ICT Sales Representative 225213
ICT Security Specialist 262112
ICT Support and Test Engineers nec 263299
ICT Support Engineer 263212
ICT Support Technicians nec 313199
ICT Systems Test Engineer 263213
ICT Trainer 223211
Illustrator 232412
Immigration Officer 599512
Importer or Exporter 133311
Import-Export Clerk 591212
Industrial Designer 232312
Industrial Engineer 233511
Industrial Pharmacist 251512
Industrial Spraypainter 711211
Information and Organisation Professionals nec 224999
Inquiry Clerk 541211
Inspectors and Regulatory Officers nec 599599
Insurance Agent 611211
Insurance Broker 222113
Insurance Consultant 552312
Insurance Investigator 599611
Insurance Loss Adjuster 599612
Insurance Risk Surveyor 599613
Integration Aide 422112
Intelligence Officer 224411
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic (Aus) / Ambulance Paramedic (NZ) 411112
Intensive Care Specialist 253317
Interior Decorator 399912
Interior Designer 232511
Internal Auditor 221214
Internal Medicine Specialists nec 253399
Interpreter 272412
Ironer or Presser 811513
Jeweller 399411
Jewellery Designer 232313
Jockey 452413
Joiner 331213
Journalists and Other Writers nec 212499
Judge 271211
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec 271299
Kaiako Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Teacher) 241112
Kaiako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Teacher) 241211
Kaiawhina (Hauora) (Maori Health Assistant) 411512
Kaiawhina Kohanga Reo (Maori Language Nest Assistant) 422113
Kaiawhina Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium School Assistant) 422114
Kitchenhand 851311
Knitting Machine Operator 711713
Laboratory Manager 139913
Labourers nec 899999
Lagger 821913
Land Economist 224511
Landscape Architect 232112
Landscape Gardener 362213
Laundry Worker (General) 811511
Law Clerk 599214
Leaflet or Newspaper Deliverer 899915
Leather Goods Maker 393112
Legal Executive 599112
Legal Secretary 521212
Legislators nec 111399
Liaison Officer 224912
Librarian 224611
Library Assistant 599711
Library Technician 399312
Licensed Club Manager 141411
Life Science Technician 311413
Life Scientist (General) 234511
Life Scientists nec 234599
Lifeguard 452414
Lift Mechanic 341113
Light Technician 399513
Linemarker 721912
Livestock Farm Workers nec 841599
Livestock Farmers nec 121399
Loader Operator 721216
Local Government Legislator 111311
Locksmith 323313
Logging Assistant 841312
Logging Plant Operator 721112
Machine Operators nec 711999
Machine Shorthand Reporter 532112
Magistrate 271212
Mail Clerk 561411
Maintenance Planner 312911
Make Up Artist 399514
Management Accountant 221112
Management Consultant 224711
Manufacturer 133411
Marine Biologist 234516
Marine Transport Professionals nec 231299
Market Research Analyst 225112
Marketing Specialist 225113
Massage Therapist 411611
Master Fisher 231211
Materials Engineer 233112
Materials Recycler 621911
Mathematician 224112
Meat Boner and Slicer 831211
Meat Inspector 311312
Meat Packer 832114
Meat Process Worker 831311
Mechanical Engineer 233512
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson 312511
Mechanical Engineering Technician 312512
Mechanic's Assistant 899916
Media Producer (excluding Video) 212112
Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ) 134211
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611
Medical Laboratory Technician 311213
Medical Practitioners nec 253999
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212
Medical Receptionist 542114
Medical Technicians nec 311299
Member of Parliament 111312
Metal Casting Trades Worker 322114
Metal Engineering Process Worker 839111
Metal Fabricator 322311
Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 323299
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214
Metal Polisher 322115
Metallurgical or Materials Technician 312912
Metallurgist 234912
Meteorologist 234913
Meter Reader 561912
Microbiologist 234517
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ) 241311
Midwife 254111
Migration Agent (Aus) / Immigration Consultant (NZ) 224913
Mine Deputy 312913
Miner 712212
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 233611
Mining Support Worker 821914
Minister of Religion 272211
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Worker 841611
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer 121411
Mixed Crop Farmer 121216
Mixed Livestock Farm Worker 841513
Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317
Mobile Plant Operators nec 721999
Model 639111
Money Market Clerk 552313
Mothercraft Nurse 411412
Motion Picture Projectionist 711912
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211
Motor Vehicle Licence Examiner 599513
Motor Vehicle or Caravan Salesperson 621311
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter (General) 899411
Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter (Aus) / Automotive Parts Salesperson (NZ) 621312
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213
Mountain or Glacier Guide 452214
Multimedia Designer 232413
Multimedia Specialist 261211
Music Director 211212
Music Professionals nec 211299
Music Teacher (Private Tuition) 249214
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer 399515
Musician (Instrumental) 211213
Nanny 421113
Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec 234999
Natural Remedy Consultant 451511
Naturopath 252213
Naval Architect (Aus) / Marine Designer (NZ) 233916
Network Administrator 263112
Network Analyst 263113
Neurologist 253318
Neurosurgeon 253513
Newspaper or Periodical Editor 212412
Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector 599514
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213
Nurse Educator 254211
Nurse Manager 254311
Nurse Practitioner 254411
Nurse Researcher 254212
Nurseryperson 362411
Nursing Clinical Director 134212
Nursing Support Worker 423312
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser 251312
Occupational Therapist 252411
Office Cashier 631112
Office Manager 512111
Operating Theatre Technician 311214
Ophthalmologist 253914
Optical Dispenser (Aus) / Dispensing Optician (NZ) 399913
Optical Mechanic 399914
Optometrist 251411
Order Clerk 591111
Organisation and Methods Analyst 224712
Organisational Psychologist 272313
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514
Orthoptist 251412
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912
Osteopath 252112
Other Sales Support Worker 639911
Other Sports Coach or Instructor 452317
Other Sports Official 452323
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515
Out of School Hours Care Worker 421114
Outdoor Adventure Guides nec 452299
Outdoor Adventure Instructor 452215
Packers nec 832199
Paediatric Surgeon 253516
Paediatrician 253321
Painter (Visual Arts) 211411
Painting Trades Worker 332211
Panelbeater 324111
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator 712916
Paper and Pulp Mill Worker 839411
Paper Products Machine Operator 711311
Park Ranger 234314
Parking Inspector 561913
Parole or Probation Officer 411714
Passenger Coach Driver 731213
Pastrycook 351112
Pastrycook's Assistant 851211
Patents Examiner 224914
Pathologist 253915
Paving and Surfacing Labourer 821511
Paving Plant Operator 721913
Payroll Clerk 551311
Performing Arts Technicians nec 399599
Personal Assistant 521111
Personal Care Assistant 423313
Personal Service Workers nec 451899
Pest or Weed Controller 841912
Pet Groomer 361113
Petroleum Engineer 233612
Pharmacy Sales Assistant 621411
Pharmacy Technician 311215
Photographer 211311
Photographer's Assistant 399915
Photographic Developer and Printer 711411
Physicist 234914
Physiotherapist 252511
Picture Framer 394212
Pig Farmer 121318
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517
Plastic Cablemaking Machine Operator 711511
Plastic Compounding and Reclamation Machine Operator 711512
Plastics and Rubber Production Machine Operators nec 711599
Plastics Fabricator or Welder 711513
Plastics Factory Worker 839211
Plastics Production Machine Operator (General) 711514
Plastics Technician 399916
Plumber (General) 334111
Plumber's Assistant 821114
Plumbing Inspector 312115
Podiatrist 252611
Police Officer 441312
Policy Analyst 224412
Policy and Planning Manager 132411
Post Office Manager 142115
Postal Delivery Officer 561212
Postal Sorting Officer 561412
Potter or Ceramic Artist 211412
Pouako Kura Kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium Primary School Senior Teacher) 241212
Poultry Farm Worker 841514
Poultry Farmer 121321
Poultry Process Worker 831312
Power Generation Plant Operator 399213
Practice Managers nec 512299
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer 323314
Preschool Aide 422115
Pressure Welder 322312
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213
Primary Products Inspectors nec 311399
Primary School Teacher 241213
Print Journalist 212413
Printer's Assistant 899511
Printing Machinist 392311
Printing Table Worker 899512
Prison Officer 442111
Private Investigator 442214
Private Tutors and Teachers nec 249299
Product Assembler 832211
Product Examiner 839311
Product Grader 839312
Product Tester 839313
Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) 599912
Production Clerk 591112
Production Manager (Forestry) 133511
Production Manager (Manufacturing) 133512
Production Manager (Mining) 133513
Production or Plant Engineer 233513
Program Director (Television or Radio) 212315
Program or Project Administrator 511112
Project Builder 133112
Proof Reader 599913
Property Manager 612112
Psychiatrist 253411
Psychologists nec 272399
Psychotherapist 272314
Public Relations Professional 225311
Purchasing Officer 591113
Quality Assurance Manager 139914
Quantity Surveyor 233213
Quarantine Officer 311313
Radiator Fitter 899414
Radio Despatcher 599914
Radio Journalist 212414
Radio Presenter 212113
Radiocommunications Technician 313211
Radiologist 253916
Railway Signal Operator 712917
Railway Station Manager 149412
Railway Track Plant Operator 721914
Railway Track Worker 821611
Railways Assistant 899917
Real Estate Agency Principal (Aus) / Real Estate Agency Licensee (NZ) 612113
Real Estate Agent 612114
Real Estate Representative 612115
Receptionist (General) 542111
Records Manager 224214
Recreation Officer (Aus) / Recreation Coordinator (NZ) 272612
Recruitment Consultant 223112
Recycling or Rubbish Collector 899611
Refuge Worker 423413
Regional Education Manager 134412
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424
Registered Nurses nec 254499
Rehabilitation Counsellor 272114
Reinforced Plastic and Composite Production Worker 711515
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322
Rental Salesperson 621912
Research and Development Manager 132511
Resident Medical Officer 253112
Residential Care Officer 411715
Retail Buyer 639211
Retail Loss Prevention Officer 442215
Retail Manager (General) 142111
Retail Pharmacist 251513
Retail Supervisor 621511
Rheumatologist 253323
Road Roller Operator 721915
Roof Plumber 334115
Roof Tiler 333311
Rubber Factory Worker 839212
Rubber Production Machine Operator 711516
Safety Inspector 312611
Sail Maker 393113
Sales and Marketing Manager 131112
Sales Assistant (General) 621111
Sales Assistants and Salespersons nec 621999
Sales Clerk 591114
Sales Demonstrator 639112
Sales Representative (Building and Plumbing Supplies) 611311
Sales Representative (Business Services) 611312
Sales Representative (Industrial Products) 225411
Sales Representative (Medical and Pharmaceutical Products) 225412
Sales Representative (Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories) 611313
Sales Representative (Personal and Household Goods) 611314
Sales Representatives nec 611399
Sand Blaster 711913
Saw Maker and Repairer 323315
Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker 839412
Scaffolder 821712
School Laboratory Technician 311414
School Principal 134311
Science Technicians nec 311499
Screen Printer 392112
Sculptor 211413
Seafood Packer 832115
Seafood Process Worker 831313
Secondary School Teacher 241411
Secretary (General) 521211
Security Consultant 442216
Security Officer 442217
Security Officers and Guards nec 442299
Senior Non-commissioned Defence Force Member 139211
Service Station Attendant 621611
Sewing Machinist 711611
Shearer 361211
Sheep Farm Worker 841515
Sheep Farmer 121322
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211
Shelf Filler 891211
Ship's Engineer 231212
Ship's Master 231213
Ship's Officer 231214
Ship's Surveyor 231215
Shipwright 399112
Shoemaker 393114
Shot Firer 712213
Sign Erector 899918
Signwriter 399611
Singer 211214
Slaughterer 831212
Small Engine Mechanic 321214
Small Offset Printer 392312
Snowsport Instructor 452314
Social Professionals nec 272499
Social Security Assessor 599515
Social Worker 272511
Software and Applications Programmers nec 261399
Software Engineer 261313
Solicitor 271311
Solid Plasterer 333212
Sonographer 251214
Sound Technician 399516
Special Education Teachers nec 241599
Special Needs Teacher 241511
Specialist Managers nec 139999
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311
Speech Pathologist (Aus) / Speech Language Therapist (NZ) 252712
Sports Administrator 139915
Sports Centre Manager 149113
Sports Development Officer 452321
Sports Umpire 452322
Sportspersons nec 452499
Stablehand 841516
Stage Manager 212316
Stationary Plant Operators nec 712999
Statistical Clerk 552314
Statistician 224113
Steel Fixer 821713
Sterilisation Technician 711914
Stock and Station Agent 611112
Stock Clerk 591115
Stockbroking Dealer 222213
Stone Processing Machine Operator 711114
Stonemason 331112
Storeperson 741111
Street Vendor 621713
Streetsweeper Operator 721916
Structural Engineer 233214
Structural Steel Erector 821714
Student Counsellor 272115
Sugar Cane Grower 121217
Sugar Mill Worker 831117
Supply and Distribution Manager 133611
Surgeon (General) 253511
Survey Interviewer 561511
Surveying or Cartographic Technician 312116
Surveyor 232212
Surveyor's Assistant 821915
Swimming Coach or Instructor 452315
Switchboard Operator 561611
Systems Administrator 262113
Systems Analyst 261112
Tanker Driver 733114
Taxation Accountant 221113
Taxation Inspector 599516
Taxi Driver 731112
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages 249311
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513
Teachers' Aide 422116
Technical Cable Jointer 342212
Technical Director 212317
Technical Sales Representatives nec 225499
Technical Writer 212415
Technicians and Trades Workers nec 399999
Telecommunications Cable Jointer 342412
Telecommunications Engineer 263311
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212
Telecommunications Linesworker (Aus) / Telecommunications Line Mechanic (NZ) 342413
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214
Telecommunications Technician 342414
Telemarketer 639311
Telephone Betting Clerk 561113
Television Equipment Operator 399517
Television Journalist 212416
Television Presenter 212114
Tennis Coach 452316
Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec 711799
Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator 711714
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic 323215
Therapy Aide 423314
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324
Ticket Collector or Usher 899921
Ticket Seller 639411
Toolmaker 323412
Tour Guide 451412
Tourist Information Officer 451611
Tow Truck Driver 733115
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner 252214
Traditional Maori Health Practitioner 252215
Train Controller 712918
Train Driver 731311
Train Examiner 599517
Training and Development Professional 223311
Tram Driver 731312
Translator 272413
Transport Company Manager 149413
Transport Conductor 639412
Transport Engineer 233215
Transport Operations Inspector 599518
Travel Agency Manager 142116
Travel Attendants nec 451799
Travel Consultant 451612
Tree Faller 841313
Trekking Guide 452216
Tribunal Member 271213
Trolley Collector 899922
Truck Driver (General) 733111
Truck Driver's Offsider 891112
Trust Officer 599215
Turf Grower 121218
Tyre Fitter 899415
University Lecturer 242111
University Tutor 242112
Upholsterer 393311
Urban and Regional Planner 232611
Urologist 253518
Valuer 224512
Vascular Surgeon 253521
Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ) 841214
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121221
Vegetable Picker 841215
Vehicle Body Builder 324211
Vehicle Painter 324311
Vehicle Trimmer 324212
Vending Machine Attendant 899711
Veterinarian 234711
Veterinary Nurse 361311
Video Producer 212318
Vineyard Worker 841216
Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals nec 211499
Visual Merchandiser 639511
Vocational Education Teacher (Aus) / Polytechnic Teacher (NZ) 242211
Waiter 431511
Wall and Floor Tiler 333411
Warehouse Administrator 591116
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator 712921
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer 323316
Water Inspector 599521
Waterside Worker 891113
Weaving Machine Operator 711715
Web Administrator 313113
Web Designer 232414
Web Developer 261212
Weighbridge Operator 712922
Weight Loss Consultant 451512
Welder (First Class) (Aus) / Welder (NZ) 322313
Welfare Centre Manager 134214
Welfare Worker 272613
Whitewater Rafting Guide 452217
Wholesaler 133312
Window Cleaner 811612
Wine Maker 234213
Winery Cellar Hand 831118
Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker 839413
Wood Machinist 394213
Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers nec 394299
Wood Processing Machine Operator 711312
Wood Turner 394214
Wool Buyer 639212
Wool Classer 399917
Wool Handler 841517
Word Processing Operator 532113
Workplace Relations Adviser 223113
Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator 711716
Youth Worker 411716
Zookeeper 361114
Zoologist 234518
Not Stated 999999

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There are three fundamental ways to apply for a New Zealand visa from India:

1. SMC

The Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) allows you to live and work permanently in New Zealand. You must, however, go through a point-based system to determine whether you are eligible to apply for this visa. The points are simply assigned to your main profile facts, such as age, education, work experience, and so on.

SMC Eligibility Requirement

You may be eligible to apply for PR in New Zealand under the SMC category if you meet the following requirements:

  1. Are 55 years old or younger
  2. Fluency in English
  3. Have a decent personality
  4. Should be fit and healthy

You can apply for the SMC category through the following steps:

  1. Submit an online EOI (Expression of Interest), detailing your qualifications, abilities, work experience, and family.
  2. If you have a high enough score under New Zealand's point-based immigration system, your EOI (Expression of Interest) will be accepted, and you will be sent an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a visa.
  3. You must fill out the form and submit it to the authorities along with the necessary supporting documents.

Investor Classification

The Investor category is primarily intended for individuals who wish to live and apply for residency in New Zealand by investing in a New Zealand business. To apply for this stream, you must select the Investor/Investor Plus categories.

Category: Entrepreneur

This Entrepreneur Work Visa is intended for persons who want to start their own business in New Zealand. You can apply for the Entrepreneur Residence Visa after running your own business in New Zealand for two years (6 months in rare situations) under this visa.

To obtain PR in New Zealand, you must first meet the New Zealand PR criteria. It is also important to remember that you cannot apply for New Zealand PR without first working in the country for a specified number of years.

To be eligible for a New Zealand permanent resident visa, you must have lived in New Zealand for two years on a residency visa and have met any of the five conditions, which include:

  1. You must have spent sufficient time in New Zealand.
  2. You have New Zealand tax resident status
  3. You have committed your time and money in New Zealand.
  4. You own a company in New Zealand.
  5. You've developed a presence in New Zealand.

SMC Visa is a point-based system with a minimum of 100 points required to qualify. Age, education, experience, spouse factor, and more variables are all worth 100 points. The total points are determined from a total of 160 points.

Under normal circumstances, obtaining a PR can take anywhere from 77 days to 5 months; but, due to the epidemic, there may be a delay.

Depending on your family members and visa category, the NZ PR visa might cost between 250,000 INR and 320,000 INR.

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