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Long Term Skills Shortage Work Visa

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Long Term Skill Shortage Work Visa

To be able to apply for a visa under this category you will need to be 55 years or under, have the specified work experience, qualifications and occupational registration to work in an occupation on Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), and an offer for work in that occupation. The critical eligibility criteria is to be suitably qualified by training and/or experience to undertake the offer of employment (including any specific requirements set out on the LTSSL).

This visa category offers a pathway to New Zealand residence. You can start your pathway to residence in New Zealand by working for up to 30 months in an occupation for which there is a shortage of New Zealanders available.

While on this visa you will have to work in the specified occupation from the LTSSL, for the specific employer, and in the specific location detailed in the job offer that was the basis of your work visa application.

If you continue working in that occupation on LTSSL in New Zealand for two years, you can apply for a residence visa.

You can’t include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.

To find out more about how to apply to under this Long Term Skill Shortage Work  Visa category, assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, please call us today on +64 9 379 0219 or email contact@nzimmigration.info


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