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Residence To Work

Residence to Work is an expedited pathway to residency. This category may be just the right choice for people with exceptional skills and talents, whose skills and talents are in great demand in New Zealand!

This includes a huge base of New Zealand based employers looking for specific skills, people recruiting in niche fields such as arts and culture, people working in areas of absolute skills shortages, and religious workers and institutions.

Holders of NZ Work Visas under the following categories are eligible to apply for Permanent Residency under the Residence to Work Category:

  • Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Instructions:

This policy is for applicants who have the skills required by an NZIS-accredited employer to hire overseas workers.

  • Talent (Art, Culture and Sports) Work Instructions:

This policy is for applicants with exceptional talents in arts, culture or sports who can positively contribute to the development of New Zealand in one of these fields.

  • Long-Term Skills Shortage List Work Instructions:

This policy is for applicants working in an occupation on the Long-Term Skill Shortage List.

  • Religious Work Instructions:

This policy is for applicants who are religious workers working for religious institutions and faith centres.

  • South Island Contribution Work Instructions:

This policy is specifically for applicants from the South Island.

There is a stipulated set of requirements to be followed for each category in order to apply for a PR. These requirements include details such as – duration of time spent under the Work Visa, state of health, character, salary, and skill level.

If you hold a Work Visa under any of the listed categories, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your eligibility for NZ Permanent Residence.

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