new zealand work Visa from India

NEW ZEALAND WORK VISA FOR INDIANS

The highly developed country with a free-market economy is New Zealand. The country with a diverse economy accounting 63% of the service sector allows people from the world to New Zealand for work purpose especially for the people who have extraordinary skills which can benefit New Zealand.

Skilled Migrant Category Work Visa

  • You need to have enough qualifications, experience, and skills for applying for this visa.
  • Your age must be at least below 52-55 years.
  • You must have knowledge of English.
  • You need to complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form which confirms you are ready to move to New Zealand.
  • You need to submit the Expression of Interest online for SMC.
  • In EOI you need to explain why you want to apply for this visa and how you will meet the criteria for this visa.
  • If the EOI meets the criteria it will be entered into the selection pool and if your application gets selected they will invite you to apply for a residence visa and ask to provides supporting documents proving the claims you made in EOI.
  • The point-based system is used to access the expression of interest.
  • Applicants who secure 160 points and above in EOI are selected.
  • You can work & study in New Zealand with this visa.
  • You can include your, partner & dependent children under the age of 24 years with this application.

Steps for applying for a Skilled Migrant Visa

  • You need to submit EOI and at least secure 100 points to get into the pool.
  • Every 2 weeks EOI is selected from the pool. The number of points secured, age, experience, and employment will be considered if you meet all the criteria of skilled migrant expression of interest you can be invited to apply for residence.
  • If selected you will be sent a form of “Application for Residence under Skilled Migrant Category”.
  • Submit the form INZ 1105 & INZ 1235 at the administrative centers.
  • You need to make an online payment of NZD 530 by debit or credit card for EOI.
  • Step 2 will be to make an online payment of NZD 3,310 for Applying for Residence.
  • After submission of the form, it will take up to 6 months to complete the process.

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Documents required for NEW ZEALAND work Visa for Indians

Documents required for Skilled Migrant  Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • English language test results
  • Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Invitation to apply for the residence
  • Offer Letter from New Zealand & Employment Agreement
  • Employer Supplementary Form
  • Certified copies of Education Certificates
  • Occupational Registration (if applicable)

Essentials Skills Work Visa

  • This visa is for those applicants who have been offered a job in which no New Zealander’s are available to work and your stay in New Zealand will be temporary.
  • You need to hold a full-time job offer.
  • You must have the skills & experience to work in New Zealand.
  • You can work up to 5 years with this visa or depending upon the job you are offered.
  • You can only work for the employer who’s job offer is based on your application.
  • Your partner or dependent children will be able to apply for a separate visa based on the relationship with you.
  • You can also study for up to 3 months in a year, or any studies as a part of your employment.
  • You can make an online application for essential skills work visa.

Steps for applying for Essential Skills Work Visa

  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • You need to provide a written employment agreement and ‘Employer Supplementary Form’ which will be filled by the employer.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • If any other documents will be required apart from what is submitted with the application, the Immigration department will get in touch.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 495 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 64 days.

Documents required for Essential  Skills Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Offer Letter from New Zealand & Employment Agreement
  • Employer Supplementary Form
  • Certified copies of Education Certificates
  • Occupational Registration (if applicable)

Long Term Skill Work Visa

  • If you want to live and work in New Zealand and you have the experience, qualification, skills, and registered to work in a long term skill shortage list then this visa is a pathway to residence in New Zealand.
  • This visa allows you to work in New Zealand and after 2 years you can apply to live permanently in New Zealand.
  • You must have an offer to work in New Zealand for an occupation that is included in the Long Term Skill Shortage List with necessary work experience, skills, qualification, and the registration for that work.
  • You must be offered a full-time job for at least 24 months.
  • Your age must be at least below 52 to 55 years.
  • You can stay for up to 30 months with this visa.
  • You can study up to 3 months in 12 months period with this visa.
  • You can also apply for a residence or a temporary work visa.
  • You are not allowed to include the partner or dependent children with this visa, however, they can apply based on the relationship with you.

Steps for applying Long Term Skill Work Visa

  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • After receiving this visa you can apply for a residence visa under the Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 635 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 04 months.

Documents required for Long Term Skill Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Offer Letter from New Zealand & Employment Agreement
  • Certified copies of Education Certificates
  • Previous Employment papers
  • Occupational Registration

Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

  • If you have a job offer from the accredited employer and you want to live and work in New Zealand then this visa is a pathway to residence in New Zealand.
  • You must have a job offer of full-time work and for on-going work for at least 24 months.
  • Your job must pay a minimum of NZD 79,560 per annum.
  • Your must age at least below 52-55 years.
  • You can stay for up to 30 months with this visa.
  • You can apply for residence after working for 2 years for an accredited employer.
  • You are not allowed to include the partner or dependent children with this visa, however, they can apply based on the relationship with you.

Steps for applying Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa

  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • After receiving this vis.a you can apply for a residence visa under the Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa
  • Visa fees will be NZD 635 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 04 months.

Documents  required for Talent (Accredited Employer) work visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Offer letter from Accredited Employer or Employment Agreement
  • Occupational Registration (if applicable)

Post Study Work Visa

  • You must complete a qualification acceptable in New Zealand.
  • You have to apply not later than 3 months after your student visa expires or not later than 6 months if doing a doctorate.
  • You must hold finance up to NZD 4,200 while in New Zealand.
  • Your stay can be for up to 3 years.
  • You can work with any employer and any job if you hold this visa.
  • You can also apply for another post-study work visa if you complete a level 7 bachelor’s degree & higher qualification than for the previous visa.
  • You can apply for residence through skills migrant visa depending on your skill & experience.
  • Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa.

Steps for applying for Post Study Work Visa

  • On successful completion of your qualification in New Zealand, you can apply for a post-study work visa.
  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • If you are in New Zealand and your current visa expires before the new visa is granted, Immigration will issue an interim visa through which you can stay lawfully in New Zealand.
  • You are not required to apply for an interim visa it is granted automatically.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 495 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 31 days.

Documents  required for Post Study Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Qualification Certificate from New Zealand
  • Financial Papers proving you hold enough funds.

Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa

  • You can live permanently in New Zealand if you hold a Global Impact Work Visa for 30 months.
  • You must have the support of Edmund Hillary Fellowship continuously.
  • You can live indefinitely with this visa.
  • You can work & study in New Zealand with this visa.
  • You can include your partner, dependent children below 24 years of age in your application.
  • You can apply for New Zealand Citizenship with this visa
  • You can travel to & from New Zealand at any time.

Steps for applying for Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa

  • You must apply offline it is a paper-based process.
  • You must hold Global Impact Work Visa
  • Fill in the form Global Impact Permanent Residence Application form.
  • If any other documents will be required apart from what is submitted with the application, the Immigration department will get in touch.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 1800 and Processing time will be of 6 months.

Documents  required for Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Global Impact Work Visa for up to 30 months
  • Documents to prove current membership of Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

  • You have exceptional talent in arts, culture or sports and want to live in New Zealand temporarily or permanently you need to hold Talent Work Visa.
  • You must have a sponsor who guarantees to ensure your maintenance and accommodation while you are in New Zealand and you are unable to finance yourself.
  • You need to involved in your field of arts, culture or sports.
  • You can apply for a residence visa after 2 years if you still want to continue in your field and it will enhance New Zealand’s participation in that field.
  • You must age at least below 52-55 years.
  • You can stay up to 30 months while holding this visa.
  • You can further apply for a residence or temporary work visa.
  • You are not allowed to include the partner or dependent children with this visa, however, they can apply based on the relationship with you.

Steps for applying for Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • Form INZ 1091 must be a part of the application
  • After receiving this visa you can apply for a residence visa under the Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Resident Visa.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 635 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 06 months.

Documents required for Talents (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Membership of associations in the professional field
  • Letter of support
  • Evidence of international reputation in arts, culture & sports
  • Sponsorship Form INZ 1091

Specific Purpose Work Visa

  • You can come to New Zealand for specific purposes, event and have skills that will benefit New Zealand.
  • You need to define the time you need to be in New Zealand
  • You must have skills related to the purpose.
  • You need to work for a specific employer to complete a specific purpose.
  • You need to apply for another Specific Purpose Work Visa if you are unable to complete the specific work.
  • You can stay until you complete your specific work or event.
  • You are not allowed to include the partner or dependent children with this visa, however, they can apply based on the relationship with you.

Steps for applying for Specific Work Visa

  • You need to apply online, upload the documents and pay the fees.
  • Once the application is filed online you or your agent needs to visit the nearby VAC center and submit the passport.
  • Employer Supplementary Form
  • If you are in New Zealand and your current visa expires before the new visa is granted, Immigration will issue an interim visa through which you can stay lawfully in New Zealand.
  • You are not required to apply for an interim visa it is granted automatically.
  • Visa fees will be NZD 530 and VAC center fees will be INR 722.
  • The processing time for this visa is 33 days.

Documents required for Specific Work Visa

  • Passport
  • Photo
  • Character Certificate – Police Clearance Certificate
  • Chest X-ray and medical examination certificate
  • Supporting documents to prove your application
  • Job Offer or Invitation Letter and schedule of events
  • Employer Supplementary form
  • Qualification Certificates
  • Travel Ticket for out of New Zealand or enough funds to buy
  • Bank Statements

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NEW ZEALAND WORK VISA FAQ’s

1. Do I need to get medical tests done before applying for the New Zealand Work Visa?

Yes, Medical Tests are mandatory for applying for a New Zealand Work Visa with the X-Ray of Chest.

2. What is the processing time for applying for the New Zealand Work Visa?

Processing time differs according to the category of the work visa you have applied for.

3. What are the fees for processing the New Zealand Work Visa?

Visa fees differ according to the category of the work visa you have applied for.

4. Travel Tickets are mandatory for applying for a New Zealand Work Visa?

Travel Tickets are not mandatory for New Zealand Work Visa.

5. Is the New Zealand Work Visa process online?

Skilled Migrant Category Work Visa & Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa are on paper whereas all other visas can be applied online or on paper

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