Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa application form

Online application form for Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.


You must have been sent an Invitation to Apply for a Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) Resident Visa. You must apply before the invitation expiry date.

Fee and levy

Check the Fees, decision times and where to apply for the application fee and immigration levy.
Fees, decision times and where to apply

Family details

If you have a partner or dependent child who holds or has applied for a temporary visa based on their relationship with you, you must include them in your application.
How we define family

Documents you will need

All documents you upload must be in a PDF format and as a single file. Photographs must be in JPG or JPEG format.
File formats for uploading documents and photographs

You need to upload:

  • a photo of yourself and of each person included in your application
  • a copy of your passport and a copy for each person included in this application
  • police certificates for you and for each person included in your application who is aged 17 years or older.

You need police certificates from any country you or your family member are a citizen of and any other country where you or they have spent 12 months or more over the last 10 years.

You may also need to upload, if applicable:

  • your expression of interest (EOI)
  • employment documents
  • evidence of your qualifications or your partner's qualifications
  • skilled work experience documentation for you and your partner
  • a timeline and supporting evidence of your relationship with your partner
  • proof of relationship, such as a birth certificate, for any dependent children you have included in this application
  • a completed Resident Visa Declaration form (INZ 1242) if someone helped you complete this form or if you are including a partner or children who are over 18 years old in your application
  • a completed Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand form (INZ 1001)
  • a completed Employer Supplementary form (INZ 1235).

Employer Supplementary form (INZ 1235) PDF 446KB
Resident Visa Declaration Form (INZ 1242) PDF 247KB
Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand form (INZ 1001) PDF 319KB

Additional documents

You can upload an additional 10 documents in this application form. If you need to provide more documents you will be able to at a later date after submitting your application.


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