New 2021 Resident Visa

  • Certainty to New Zealand businesses and migrant workers, so they can plan for the future
  • A simplified, more streamlined process
  • Faster processing (within 12 months, with many applications expected to be processed faster)
  • The ability to include your partner and children, whether they are offshore or in New Zealand

 

This pathway is only available for a limited time. Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2022.

If you are interested in an eligibility assessment for this visa, please contact Sarah via email sarah@mcmillanco.nz or phone  03 477 2238 to make an appointment.

 

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Application Process 

The 2021 Resident Visa will be rolled out in two phases, depending on your circumstances you will be eligible to apply from 1 December 2021, or 1 March 2022.

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must have been in New Zealand on 29 September 2021, and
  • You must be on an eligible visa or have applied for an eligible visa before 29 September 2021 that is later granted, and
  • You must meet one of the three criteria: 
  1. Settled (lived in NZ for at least 3 years), or
  2. Skilled (in full-time employment earning at or above the median wage), or
  3. Scarce (in full-time employment in a role on a list of scarce occupations).

 

Critical Purpose Visitor Visa Holders

The eligibility criteria is different if you hold a critical purpose visitor visa for a longer-term role – you do not need to have been in New Zealand on 29 September 2021, and you do not need to meet the settled, skilled or scarce criteria.

 

If you are interested in an eligibility assessment for this visa, please contact sarah@mcmillanco.nz to make an appointment.