In June 2023, the New Zealand Government announced the details of their highly anticipated new Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) visa.
The Government has announced a welcome change to the Victims of Family Violence visa requirements that will allow migrant victims of family violence the ability to obtain a new six-month open work visa that is no longer tied to the immigration status of their abusive partner.
The government overhauled its Migrant Investor Visa category this year in a bid to attract more wealthy migrants to New Zealand.
The Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa was finally reopened by the government last week, but there is one glaring omission from the new rules, with the disappearance of the preliminary qualification assessment conducted by NZQA.
Skilled Migrant Visa reopens: New 6 points details to be announced
The minister for immigration Michael Woods has just announced that the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) visa would reopen under current settings while consultation was under way and the new 6 point system was set up.