The New Zealand government has announced the details of the new uncapped, 6-point system for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa (SMC).
The government has just released the Green List residence policy details, including the fees and criteria in more detail.
The Green List is a new list of 85 occupations that qualify for a fast-track to residence or have access to a work to residence pathway.
On February 22 Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is opening the 2021 one-off residency visa to people who have a Skilled Migrant Category expression of interest (EOI) in the pool, submitted on or before 29 September 2021. Up to 1,500 people will be able to apply each day.
Previously, children of work visa holders who could not acquire residency had to pay international tuition fees for tertiary education. Children of eligible migrants will now be able to study as domestic students whilst their family’s one-off 2021 Resident Visa is being processed.
The one-off residency visa details have finally been announced in full, and its good news for migrants! The criteria will make it easier for migrants who have been in the country supporting NZ through COVID-19 to gain residency.