Work to Residence: Long Term Skill Shortage

Work to Residence with a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

One popular route to residence in New Zealand is to first get a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa. You can get this type of visa if you have qualifications and skills to do a job on New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List. You must also have a job offer to work in that occupation.

You can work to residence in two years, i.e. after two years of working on a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa you can apply for residence. With a residence visa, you can live and work in New Zealand for as long as you want.

Main Requirements

  • You must have held a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa for at least two years
  • You must have had a job in an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List for those two years
  • You must earn at least NZ $45,000 a year
  • You must not be over 55 years old
  • You must be registered to practise your occupation (if applicable)

Professional Help

If you want to gain residency status in New Zealand via this route, and you work in an occupation on the skills shortage list, you should contact us. We can help you get the initial work visa as well as the residence visa. In addition, we can submit separate applications so your partner and/or children can join you in New Zealand.

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