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Highly Paid Skilled Residence Category

Highly Paid Skilled Residence Category

The Highly Paid Residence Visa category was introduced by Immigration New Zealand as a way of attracting highly skilled migrant workers to New Zealand.

This category is for those migrant workers who earn more than twice the median wage. To be eligible under this category, a migrant is required to have worked for 24 months.

The acceptable work experience will be counted from 29 September 2021. An applicant should show 24 months of work experience within 30 months before the visa application is submitted.

There can be small breaks in your employment. But you must still show you worked for the required 24 months within the 30 months before your visa application date. You can apply for this visa from September 2023.

To be eligible for the Highly Paid Residence Visa category, an applicant must have employment or an offer of employment from an accredited employer in a role that pays at least twice the median wage, that is, NZ $55.52 per hour.

In addition to the above, several general application requirements for this category are listed below.

The applicant must:

  1. be aged 55 or younger.
  2. meet the English language requirement.
  3. meet the health and character requirements for residence.

If you meet the above requirements, you may be eligible for Residence under the Highly Paid Skilled category. This is a great opportunity as it enables you to reside permanently in New Zealand.

As this is a new application process, it is advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced Licensed Immigration Adviser to avoid disappointments due to a lack of knowledge of the application process.

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call +64 09 3790219.

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