Immigration New Zealand has clarified that Green List Work to Residence applicants will need to meet the median wage requirement at both the start of their work experience and at the time they are applying for residence.
There is an exemption for people in Green List occupations who applied for their work visa before 29 September 2023. They will only need to meet the median wage requirement at the time they apply for residence.
All Green List Straight to Residence applicants will be required to have a job or job offer that meets the median wage requirement.
The eligibility change is being made ahead of the Green List and Sector Agreements Work to Residence applications opening on 29 September 2023.
For any questions regarding this update or any further immigration matters, please contact Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, here.