About this visa 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. 

Overview

Indefinitely

55 and under


All Visa Conditions

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.

Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

The application process

Stage 1

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

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