Information about Straight to Residence Visa

Apply for this visa if you work for an accredited employer or you have a job offer from one and your role is on Tier 1 of the Green List.



55 or under

All 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

  • You must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one.
  • Your role must be on Tier 1 of the Green List.
  • You must meet the requirements set out in the Green List for your role.
    Green List roles
  • You must meet the English language requirement for this visa.
  • Older dependent children under 24 in your application must be single, without children of their own, and only supported financially by you.
  • You can either come to New Zealand on a work visa now and apply for the Straight to Residence Visa, or apply from outside New Zealand.
  • You must include in your application English translations of any supporting documents in other languages.
    Translating supporting documents into English

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Straight to Residence Visa