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New Zealand Immigration Points Calculator

Came into force on August 28, 2017, the New Zealand Immigration Points Calculator estimates your New Zealand immigration points required for New Zealand immigration. It is an organized and systemized mechanism which deliberates certain factors such as age, education, work experience, skills of the applicant and their partner’s to accredit score/points accordingly to evaluate the points. It also dictates whether the obtained points are more or lesser than the required score for New Zealand immigration.

Points Indicator for Skilled Migrant Expression of Interest

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.

STEP 2: SKILLED EMPLOYMENT

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.


STEP 3: QUALIFICATIONS*

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


STEP 4: WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

PERSONAL DETAILS

You will be able to use your occupational registration to claim points if it is on our list of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations. Registrations that require more training are worth more points.

You will be able to claim between 3 to 6 points depending on the highest level of qualification you have and its New Zealand Qualification Framework level (NZQF).

You will be able to use your income from your job to claim points. This skill indicator will replace the Highly Paid Residence Visa that was announced in 2022 and allow highly paid migrants to apply for the new Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa instead.

You can claim points for skilled work experience in New Zealand from:

New Zealand occupational registration points

You will be able to use your occupational registration to claim points if it is on our list of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations. Registrations that require more training are worth more points.

Points available for occupational registration
Points Requirements
6 A minimum of 6 years of training is required to gain registration.
5 A minimum of 5 years of training is required to gain registration.
4 A minimum of 4 years of training is required to gain registration.
3 A minimum of 2 years of training is required to gain registration.

 

Qualification points

You will be able to claim between 3 to 6 points depending on the highest level of qualification you have and its New Zealand Qualification Framework level (NZQF).

Points available for qualifications
Points Qualification
(Equivalent under the NZQF)
6 Level 10 Doctoral Degree
5 Level 9 Master’s Degree
4 Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma
3 Level 8 Postgraduate Certificate
Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

 

Income points

You will be able to use your income from your job to claim points. This skill indicator will replace the Highly Paid Residence Visa that was announced in 2022 and allow highly paid migrants to apply for the new Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa instead.

Points available for income
Points Wage threshold
6 Job or job offer in New Zealand at 3 times the median wage
(currently NZD $88.98 an hour) or more.
4 Job or job offer in New Zealand at 2 times the median wage
(currently NZD $59.32 an hour) or more.
3 Job or job offer in New Zealand at 1.5 times the median wage
(currently NZD $44.49 an hour) or more.

 

Skilled work experience in New Zealand points

You will be able to claim 1 point for each year of skilled work experience you have in New Zealand, up to a maximum of 3 points.

Check the skilled work requirements

The skilled work experience must be in a full-time job (minimum of 30 hours a week). There is also a wage threshold depending on the ANZSCO level of the job:

  1. People in ANZSCO level 1 to 3 roles must earn the median wage or above.
  2. People in ANZSCO level 4 to 5 roles must earn 1.5 times the median wage or above.

You can claim points for skilled work experience in New Zealand from:

  1. 36 months during the 60 months before you apply if you are claiming 3 points.
  2. 24 months during the 48 months before you apply if you are claiming 2 points.
  3. 12 months during the 24 months before you apply if you are claiming 1 point.

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