New Zealand pr points calculator

How much score is required for New Zealand PR?

New Zealand PR Points calculator

New Zealand PR points calculator is an online tool used by the Immigration New Zealand Authority. The minimum points required to be eligible for New Zealand is 3 points however, selection starts from 6 and above score.

If you wish to know or calculate your New Zealand PR points you can use our New Zealand PR points calculatorbelow.


 
Check your points
Check if you have enough points to be invited to apply. You need 6 points in total. You still need to meet all requirements and provide evidence in your visa application.
Skill category
Skilled work experience
  • employment agreements and job descriptions (previous and current), specifying the occupation, hours and remuneration of any employment
  • a summary of earnings or tax statement (for work on a contract for services) from the Inland Revenue confirming the period of work and income over any period of work.
NOTE
You can claim 6 points based on your answers. There is no benefit to exceeding this threshold — you cannot claim more than 6 points.
NOTE
If (after making your expression of interest) you are invited to apply for a Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa you will need to provide evidence that you qualify for the points you are claiming.
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New Zealand PR points table 

New Zealand Points are based on your Qualifications, Income and New Zealand Registration.

Please find the New Zealand Points table in Detail.

1) Qualification:
 
QualificationsPoints score 
Level 10 - Doctoral Degree 06
Level 9 - Master’s Degree 05
Level 8- Bachelor Honour's Degree or Postgraduate Diploma 04
Level 8 Postgraduate Certificate 03
Level 7 -Bachelor’s degree 03



2) Income: 
If You earn or your income is at least 1.5 times the median wage to qualify for points:
Wage thresholdPoints score
Job or job offer in New Zealand at 3 times the median wage (currently NZD $88.98 an hour) or more. 06
Job or job offer in New Zealand at 2 times the median wage (currently NZD $59.32 an hour) or more. 04
Job or job offer in New Zealand at 1.5 times the median wage (currently NZD $44.49 an hour) or more. 03


3) New Zealand occupational registration:
You can use your occupational registration to claim points if it is on our list of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations.

 
RequirementsPoints 
A minimum of 6 years of experience and/or training is required to gain registration. 06
A minimum of 5 years of experience and/or training is required to gain registration. 05
A minimum of 4 years of experience and/or training is required to gain registration. 04
A minimum of 2 years of experience and/or training is required to gain registration. 03

 

List of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations

Please find all eligible New Zealand occupational registrations along with the points score.
List of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations
 Occupation TitleIndustryPointsRequirements 
Advanced Practice PhysiotherapistHealth and Social Services  6Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

Anaesthetic Technician


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Barrister and Solicitor


Professional and other trades
4Admission to the roll of Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand

Barrister Sole


Professional and other trades
6Admission to the roll of Barristers and Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand and practising certificate as a Barrister with the New Zealand Law Society

Brick and Block Laying Licence

Building and construction3Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Cable Jointer


Building and construction
3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Carpentry Licence


Building and construction
4Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Certificate of Fitness A Vehicle Inspector


Professional and other trades
4Inspector certificate of appointment from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency

Certificate of Fitness B Vehicle Inspector

Professional and other trades6Inspector certificate of appointment from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency

Certifying Drainlayer


Building and construction
4Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Certifying Gasfitter

Building and construction5Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Certifying Plumber


Building and construction
6Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Chartered Accountant


Professional and other trades
6Membership with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand

Chartered Professional Engineer

Building and construction6Registration with Engineering New Zealand

Chief Mate


Maritime
5Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Chief Mate <3000GT

Maritime4Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Chief Mate Yacht


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Specialist

Health and Social Services5Registration with the Psychotherapists Board

Chiropractor


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the New Zealand Chiropractic Board

Clinical Dental Technology

Health and Social Services4Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Clinical Psychologist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Counseling Psychologist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Dental Hygiene


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Dental Technology

Health and Social Services


3Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Dental Therapy


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Dentist


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Design Licence


Building and construction
4Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Dietitian


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the Dietitians Board

Dispensing Optician

Health and Social Services


3Registration with the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Distribution Line Mechanic

Building and construction3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Educational psychologist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Electrical Engineer


Building and construction
3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Electrical Installer

Building and construction3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Electrician


Building and construction
3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Electrician (endorsed mining)


Building and construction
4Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Electro-Technical Officer


Maritime
4Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Endodontic Specialist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

External Plastering Licence


Building and construction
3
Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Integrated Rating


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Licensed Agent


Professional and other trades
4Licence issued by the Real Estate Authority of New Zealand

Licensed Cadastral Surveyor

Building and construction


6Licence issued by the Cadastral Surveyors Licencing Board of New Zealand

Licensed Immigration Adviser


Professional and other trades
6Licence issued by the Immigration Advisers Authority

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Health and Social Services


6Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Marine Engineer Class 1


Maritime
5Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Marine Engineer Class 2


Maritime
5Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Marine Engineer Class 2 <3000KW


Maritime
5Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Marine Engineer Class 2 endorsed Chief Engineer

Maritime5Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Marine Engineer Class 3


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Marine Engineer Class 4


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master


Maritime
6Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master <3000GT


Maritime
6Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master <500GT


Maritime
6Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master <500GT Near Coastal


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master Yacht


Maritime
4Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Master Yacht <500GT


Maritime
4Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Mate Fishing Vessel – Unlimited


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Medical Imaging Technologist


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Medical Laboratory Pre-Analytical Technician


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical Laboratory Scientist


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical Laboratory Technician

Health and Social Services3Registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical Practitioner – General, Vocational, Provisional General, Provisional Vocational, or Special Purpose Locum Tenens

Health and Social Services6Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand, or a letter of eligibility issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand

Midwife


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Midwifery Council

Neuropsychologist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Nursing Practitioner


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

Occupational Therapist


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Optometrist


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Oral Health Therapy

Health and Social Services3Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Oral Medicine Specialist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Oral Pathology Specialist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Oral Surgery Specialist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Orthodontic Auxillary


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Orthodontic Specialist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Osteopath (Child and Adolescent Health)

Health and Social Services5Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Osteopath (General)


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Osteopath (Gerontology)

Health and Social Services5Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Osteopath (Pain Management)


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Osteopath (Special Purpose)

Health and Social Services4Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Osteopath (Western Medical Acupuncture and Related Needling Techniques)

Health and Social Services5Registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand

Paediatric Dentistry Specialist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Paramedic


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Paramedic Council

Periodontic Specialist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Pharmacist


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

Pharmacist Prescriber

Health and Social Services6Registration with the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand

Physiotherapist


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

Physiotherapy Specialist

Health and Social Services


6Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand

Podiatric Radiographic Imager


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand

Podiatric Surgeon


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand

Podiatrist


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Podiatrists Board of New Zealand

Prosthodontic Specialist

Health and Social Services6
Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Psychologist


Health and Social Services
6Registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Psychotherapist


Health and Social Services
5Registration with the Psychotherapists Board

Public Health Dentistry (or Community Dentistry) Specialist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Radiation Therapist


Health and Social Services
3Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Registered Architect


Building and construction
6Registration with the New Zealand Registered Architects Board

Registered Engineering Associate


Building and construction
6Registration with the Engineering Associates Registration Board New Zealand

Registered Nurse

Health and Social Services3Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

Registered Teacher

Health and Social Services5Registration and a Full 1 or Full 2 practicing certificate from the Teaching Council of New Zealand

Roofing Licence


Building and construction
3Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Site Licence


Building and construction
3Licence issued under the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme

Skipper Coastal/Offshore


Maritime
3
Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Skipper Fishing Vessel – Limited


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Skipper Fishing Vessel – Unlimited

Maritime3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Skipper Restricted Limits 3000GT Endorsement

Maritime3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Skipper Restricted Limits 500GT Endorsement

Maritime3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand

Social Worker

Health and Social Services4Registration with the Social Workers Registration Board

Sonographer

Health and Social Services6Registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Special Needs Dentistry Specialist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the New Zealand Dental Council

Specialist Optometrist

Health and Social Services6Registration with the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board

Substation Maintainer


Building and construction
3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Traction Line Mechanic

Building and construction3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Tradesman Drainlayer


Building and construction
3Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Tradesman Gasfitter

Building and construction3Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Tradesman Plumber

Building and construction4Registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board

Transmission Line Mechanic


Building and construction
3Registration and practising licence from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Veterinarian


Health and Social Services
4Registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand

Warrant of Fitness Vehicle Inspector

Professional and other trades4Inspector certificate of appointment from Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency

Watchkeeper Deck


Maritime
3Certification issued by Maritime New Zealand
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