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Residence from Work

Residence from Work

These temporary visa categories are applied for by work to residence visa holders and offer a pathway to residence status to those who stay in the prescribed full-time employment for at least 24 months.

Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa

This visa is for people who have been employed in New Zealand by an accredited employer for more than 2 years. If you have ongoing employment with an accredited employer and you earn at least the minimum salary that was in place when you applied for your Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa, you may be eligible for this resident visa.

On this visa, you can live, work and study in New Zealand and include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence application.

Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Resident Visa

This visa is for holders of Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visas who have been actively involved in New Zealand in their declared field of exceptional talent for more than 2 years. If you are still prominent in that field and your continued presence will enhance New Zealand’s accomplishments, you may be eligible for this resident visa.

To apply for this visa, you must hold a Talent (Arts, Culture, Sports) Work Visa and have been actively involved in your declared field of talent for 2 years.

You must have an acceptable sponsor and support from a New Zealand organisation of national repute in your declared field of talent.

On this visa, you can live, work and study in New Zealand and include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence application.

Long Term Skill Shortage List Resident Visa

This visa is for people who hold a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa and have been employed in New Zealand for more than 2 years. If you have ongoing employment and your salary is NZ$45,000 or greater, you may be eligible for this resident visa.

To apply for this visa, you must hold a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa and have worked in New Zealand for more than 2 years.

On this visa, you can live, work and study in New Zealand and include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence application.

Religious Worker Resident Visa

If you want to live in New Zealand permanently and you’re already in New Zealand on a valid Religious Worker Work Visa you may be able to apply for residence. You’ll need to have an offer of continuing work and sponsorship from the religious organisation that’s sponsoring you now, and 5 years’ religious work experience and/or training.

On this visa, you can work, live and study in New Zealand. You can Continue to do religious work for the religious organisation that’s sponsoring you. You can also include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application – if you meet the minimum income requirements, or your religious organisation agrees to sponsor them too.

Please note that You can only apply for this visa if you’ve already held a valid Religious Worker Work Visa for 3 years or more.

If you include your partner and children in your visa application, they’ll need to meet the same identity, health, character and English language requirements as you.

South Island Contribution Resident Visa

This visa is for people who hold a South Island Contribution Work Visa. If you have remained employed in the same industry and region for 2 years since you were granted a South Island Contribution Work Visa, you may be eligible for this resident visa.

On this visa, you can live, work and study in the region recorded on your South Island Contribution Work Visa. You can also include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence application.

Unlike other residence from work categories, partners and dependent children do not need to provide evidence of meeting English language requirements.

To find out more about how to apply under one of the above Residence from Work Visa category, please call us today on 09 3790219 or email contact@nzimmigration.info

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