55 and under
With this visa you can
- Live, work and study in New Zealand.
- Include your partner and dependent children aged 24 and under in your residence application.
Things to note
- 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.
- You must have ongoing, full-time employment in an occupation that was on the Long Term Skill Shortage List LTSSL) at the time you were granted a work visa, or an occupation that is on the LTSSL at the time you apply for residence.
The application process
1 Gather your documents
Prepare and gather all your documentation you need for this visa.
2 Submit your application
You can apply using a paper application form.
You can check our Office and fees finder for how much you’ll need to pay. You can also check where to send your application.
3 Wait for a visa decision
We’ll process your application as soon as we can.
Most applications are processed within 3 months, but it can take longer in some situations.
If there’s anything else you need to do, we’ll be in touch.
Please check that you meet the detailed criteria before you apply for a visa or travel to New Zealand