To be eligible for the Work to Residence Visa, applicants must meet specific criteria, including working for or holding a valid job offer from a New Zealand employer in an occupation that is in the Green List Tier 2 category. Furthermore, the applicant must have already worked in the Green List Tier 2 role for 24 months, and fulfilled the role’s corresponding requirements. Applicants must also earn at least the New Zealand median wage.
1. Job Offer: Applicants must secure a genuine job offer from a New Zealand employer who is willing to support their visa application.
2. Temporary Work Visa: Initially, successful applicants are granted a temporary work visa that allows them to work and live in New Zealand. This visa is typically valid for 2 years as an opportunity for individuals to demonstrate their value to the New Zealand workforce.
3. Residence Application: After fulfilling the requirements of their temporary work visa, applicants can submit a residence application, seeking to transition from temporary to permanent residency. This stage may require additional documentation and proof of ongoing employment.
4. Residency: If the residence application is approved, applicants and their immediate family members are granted residency in New Zealand, allowing them to live, work, study, and access healthcare and education services indefinitely.
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 Work 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!
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.
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.
Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.
You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411
You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com
It is a visa category for foreign workers working for a role in the Green List Tier 2 category, who are seeking permanent residency in New Zealand. It offers a pathway to stability, career growth, and the opportunity to contribute to New Zealand’s workforce and society.
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