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Work To Residence Visa

Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category is designed to attract skilled and experienced individuals who can contribute to the country’s workforce in a Green List Tier 2 category. And eventually, settle in New Zealand on a long-term basis.

Work To Residence Visa​

Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category is designed to attract skilled and experienced individuals who can contribute to the country’s workforce in a Green List Tier 2 category. And eventually, settle in New Zealand on a long-term basis.

Who Is Eligible For The Work To Residence Visa?

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.

Application Process

The application process for the Work to Residence Visa involves several stages:

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.

Benefits

The Work to Residence Visa offers numerous benefits:

1. Residency: Holders of the work to residence visa and their immediate family members are granted residency in New Zealand, providing stability and long-term prospects in the country.

2. Employment Opportunities: New Zealand actively seeks skilled professionals to address labor shortages in various industries, offering a wide range of employment opportunities and career growth potential.

3. Family Reunification: Applicants have the option to include their immediate family members (spouse, partner, and dependent children) in their application, allowing them to move to New Zealand together.

4. 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 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!

Apply For A Green List Tier 2 Work 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 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.

Applicants must be currently working, or have a job offer from an employer, and have worked in a Tier 2 Green List in-demand role for 24 months.
The easiest way to apply for a Green List Tier 2 Work 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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