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Skilled Migrant Category

Note: The revised Skilled Migrant Category under SR3 instructions will be effective from 9 October 2023. People may still apply under SM instructions where they submit an expression of interest (EOI) for residence under the SMC at or before 11:59pm (NZT) on 15 August 2023, are selected from the EOI Pool, and have a valid invitation to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category under SM instructions in effect.


SM1 Objective and overview

SM2 Expressions of Interest and Invitation to Apply

SM3 Applying for residence

SM4 English Language Requirements

SM5 Age

SM6 Skilled employment

SM7 Skilled work experience

SM8 Recognised qualifications

SM9 Bonus points for partners’ skilled employment and recognised qualifications

SM10 Requirements for occupational registration

SM11 Resident visas subject to conditions

Skilled Migrant Category (to 27/08/2017)


Skilled Migrant Category (to 27/08/2017)

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