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Straight To Residence Visa

The Straight to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a prestigious and exclusive immigration designed for individuals who are fulfilling a role within New Zealand’s Green List Tier 1 Category pathway. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category offers a direct route to residency, bypassing the need for temporary visas and providing a clear path to becoming a New Zealand resident.

Straight To Residence Visa​

The Straight to Residence Visa in New Zealand is a prestigious and exclusive immigration designed for individuals who are fulfilling a role within New Zealand’s Green List Tier 1 Category pathway. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category offers a direct route to residency, bypassing the need for temporary visas and providing a clear path to becoming a New Zealand resident.

Who Is Eligible For The Straight To Residence Visa?

Eligibility for the Straight to Residence Visa is highly selective and dependent on meeting the high-skilled criteria demanded by the Green List. These categories include healthcare workers, engineers, and IT specialists.

Eligible candidates must provide compelling evidence of their job offer or position on Tier 1 of the Green List as stated by the New Zealand immigration authorities. Applicants must also earn at least the New Zealand median wage.

Application Process

1. Eligibility Assessment: Applicants must first determine their eligibility based on their Green List role qualification.

2. Document Preparation: The process involves gathering extensive documentation, including proof of identity, police certificates, health assessments (such as chest x-rays and medical examinations), and evidence of English language proficiency.

3. Online Application: Applicants submit their applications through the official New Zealand Immigration website, ensuring that all information is accurate and complete.

4. Evaluation: Immigration authorities meticulously evaluate each application, considering the applicant’s credentials and contributions to New Zealand’s interests. There might be further requests for evidence to support the application, as well an interview.

Benefits

The Straight to Residence Visa offers numerous benefits:

1. Residency: Successful applicants are granted residency status in New Zealand, allowing them to live, work, and study in the country indefinitely.

2. Access to Services: Visa holders have access to New Zealand’s healthcare and education systems.

3. Family Access: Applicants may include their partner and dependent children (till the age of 24) in their visa application to enter New Zealand together as a family.

4. Path to Citizenship: After fulfilling residency requirements, applicants can apply for New Zealand citizenship, solidifying their deep ties to the nation.

5. Voting Rights: Registering and participating in elections is a crucial right and duty, granting you the opportunity to influence the future of your new community.

Our Visa Services

Once you contact the team at Absolute Immigration, we will arrange a discovery call to find out more about your situation.

After our discovery call, your dedicated Migration Agent will develop a Migration Strategy that will outline the steps involved and the details required to lodge your Straight to Residence visa application.

Once you have approved your Strategy, we take over and begin your application using the documents and information you provide.  On your behalf, we are able to lodge your visa application with Immigration New Zealand which takes away the stress from you!

Apply For A Green List Tier 1 Straight To Residence Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a visa category for individuals working for a role in the Green List Tier 1 category.

Applicants must be currently working, or have a job offer from an employer, and their role is on Tier 1 of the Green List in-demand.
The easiest way to apply for a Green List Tier 1 Straight to Residence Visa in New Zealand is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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