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New Zealand Residence Programme – Fortnightly Selection Statistics

New Zealand Residence Programme - Fortnightly Selection Statistics

The Expressions of Interest (EOI) selection process for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is conducted by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) periodically to allocate invitations to apply for residency. On 18 January 2023, 423 EOIs with a total of 180 or more points were selected, representing 1,004 people. This pool will now proceed with preliminary verification before the invitation to apply for residency is issued. After the selection, there are 653 EOIs remaining in the pool.

The EOI selection process for the SMC provides an opportunity for people to apply for residence in New Zealand. It is important to note that not all EOI will be accepted and further verification may be required before Invitations to Apply(ITA) for residency can be issued. INZ encourages those interested in applying under this category to regularly check their website for updates on EOI selections and invitation rounds. Henceforth, EOI selections will be conducted on the third Wednesday of every month and all EOI with at least 180 points will be selected.

We at Immigration Advisers New Zealand wish you the best of luck in your application process. Thank you for considering New Zealand as your new home. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is currently consulting on the long-term direction of the Skilled Migrant Category.

The Nationality composition of Expressions of Interest can be seen by clicking on this link

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