HIGHLY PAID RESIDENCE VISA"Work in a highly paid role for an Accredited Employer in a Tier 2 occupation on the Green List & qualify for Residence.


There are Three Pathways for Residence for people employed by Accredited Employers.
One of these Pathways is called “Work to Residence” for people employed in a Tier 2 occupation on the Green List.
To be eligible for this residence visa you must:
  • be employed in a role on Tier 2 of the Green List or hold an offer of employment for one
  • meet the specified requirements on the Green List for the role
  • have worked for 24 months in New Zealand in a Tier 2 Green List role (and met its specified requirements).
  • Your employer must be accredited when you apply for this visa.
  • You must meet the English language requirement for this visa.
  • Older dependent children under 24 in your application must be single, without children of their own, and only supported financially by you.
  • You can either come to New Zealand on a work visa now and apply for the Straight to Residence Visa or apply from outside New Zealand.
  • You will need to demonstrate that your skills, experience & qualifications are relevant to the job offer in New Zealand. You will also have to show Immigration New Zealand that the job offer is genuine, stable, and at the correct New Zealand market salary or hourly rate.
Preparing any type of Resident Visa to New Zealand requires time, experience & careful attention to detail.  You & your family may only have one chance to get this right & using an experienced Immigration Lawyer will ensure you have the highest possible chance of success.
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