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Posted on October 13 2022

New Zealand restarts skilled migrant, parent visa categories from November 2022

By  Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Highlights of starting parent visa and skilled migrant categories from November 2022

  • New Zealand will soon restart the Skilled Migrant visa and the Parent Resident visa
  • New Zealand also plans to introduce a points system for immigrants who do not come under the existing immigration programmes.
  • Skilled Migrant Category is an easy way to get residence and migrate to New Zealand.

New Zealand to restart the paused visas due to COVID-19

New Zealand announced that it will restart the two visas mentioned below that were paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Skilled Migrant visa
  • Parent Resident visa

Michael Wood, the New Zealand Immigration Minister, announced that both of these visas will restart from mid-November 2022.

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Introduction to Points System

The government of New Zealand has plans to introduce a points system for the immigrants that do not belong to any of the existing immigration programmes. The points system will be uncapped and will be very easy to follow.

Skilled Immigrant Category

Skilled Immigrant Category will allow the foreigners to get residence for themselves and their families. The two visas under this category are discussed below in detail:

Resident Visa

A resident visa comes under the Skilled Migrant category and the visa holders can study, work and live in New Zealand for an indefinite period. Candidates are also allowed to bring their partners and dependent children. The age of the dependent children should be 24 and under.

Parent Resident Visa

A parent resident visa allows the parent of a New Zealand citizen or resident to live in the country. Parents can live in New Zealand if their children are able to support them financially and also agree to become sponsors. The parent visa holders are allowed to live in New Zealand for six months at a time. The total stay of the parents is 18 months in three years.

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