New Zealand is world reowned as one of the safest and friendliest places to live, as well as for having one of the most unique and beautiful environments, with a plethora of outdoor activities to choose from. As one of the most popular tourist destinations, this international appeal extends further to individuals and families who wish to make the move to New Zealand permanently.
In accordance with immigration policy, there are various categories under which entry may be applied for, including the skilled migrants, business and investment, family quotations, refugee status, and other miscellaneous categories relating to the relationships New Zealand has with its Pacific neighbors. However, the skilled migrant category is by far the main pathway to sustainability in New Zealand, ensuring that those people entering the country have the desired skills, experience and knowledge to further contribute to the growth of the economy and the creation of employment opportunities.
The skilled migrant category works under a point system, whereby points are earned on the basis of your qualifications, experience and job offer in New Zealand. The process by which this is applied for can be quite confusing to the new arrival, with various stages in the application process which must be strictly adhered to. At the first step, an expression of interest must be submitted, and upon obtaining the required points, the application will be entered into a pool of suitably qualified individuals. Immigration New Zealand will then screen the applications, only choosing the highest qualified, to invite to apply for jurisdiction. At this stage, requests are made for all documentation relating to the application, including passports, medical examinations, certificates and other documents verifying your qualifications and experience. The application is then assessed and a decision to grant or deny residance made.
Escalating demand for a pre-set number of places results in many suitably qualified individuals being denied, as only the best prepared applications will be accepted. A professional and experienced consultancy that specializes in New Zealand immigration are best placed to provide sound advice on eligibility criteria and the submission process, increasing your chances of being accepted. Not only can consultants reduce the stress and time involved, they can also streamline the process and provide the necessary information and assistance in relation to employment, housing, relocation and adaptation to the New Zealand culture once your application has been accepted. Do not become one of the thousands of statistics denied due to improperly filed submissions.
Contact an immigration consultant to ensure that your relocation to New Zealand is as enjoyable as your new life in this great country will be.