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.
The Government announced two major changes to the immigration system on the 13th of October, the parent visa category was reopened, and the skilled migrant visa category which is known as the points system. Both have been on hold because of Covid.
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.
The new Green List to fast track residency for some occupations fails to impress immigration lawyer Aaron Martin, who says it leaves out key occupations and won’t meet its objective to attract skilled migrants. He explains the problems and how some of them could be fixed.