Key Changes made to the New Zealand Residence Programme policy for Next 2 Years

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on October 21, 2016

PR Policy in New Zealand

The New Zealand Government has announced the key changes to the New Zealand Residence Program (NZRP) for the next 2 years. The New Zealand Residence program is divided in the three key streams. It manages the residence approval for the appropriate candidates based on government objectives and labour market demands in the country.

Let’s find out the key changes made to the NZRP policy for the next two years

Key Changes made to the New Zealand Residence Program (NZRP) Policy

Here are the key changes being made into New Zealand Residence Program for the coming two years:

  • Planning Range Reduced: The Planning range has been reduced for the coming two years (July 2016 to 30 June 2018.) for NZRP. The new range is reduced to 85,000 to 90,000 from 90,000 to 100,000 which was for last two years.
  • Automatic Selection Marks: In order to limit the residence approval to announced range, the automatic selection marks for the residence applicants under SMC category has been increased to 160 points from 140 points earlier.
  • The proof of Language Proficiency: As per the new arrangements the Skilled Migrant Category will now have undergo the recognized language test and subsequently show the test results to show their proficiency level in English language. The NZ will start accepting the vast range of English Language tests with effect from November, 2016.
  • Number of Places for Capped Family Categories: Under the SMC category, number of places has been reduced from 5500 to 2000 annually for the capped family categories. Moreover, the Parent Category shall remain closed temporarily for fresh applications till the time it’s being reviewed. Hence, no EOI (Expression of interest) will be selected from Parent category pool of candidates with effect from October 12, 2016.
  • Policy under review: The policy is also under review in order to ensure that it provides highest value for the New Zealand.

What is the NZRP?

As discussed already, the NZRP manages residence approvals of the successful candidates. Here are the key streams of NZRP:

  • Skilled / business – This particular stream has been designed for skilled workers, investors and entrepreneurs (Including their immediate family members)
  • Family – This particular scheme has been launched for family members of New Zealand residents and citizens. It includes both uncapped categories for partners and dependent children, and capped categories for parents, adult children and siblings
  • International / Humanitarian – To meet international and humanitarian commitments (for example, the Pacific Access Category and refugee quota)

NZRP Flexible Policy

The New Zealand Residence Program (NZRP) is not only flexible, but also revised every two years, so that it can include the key measures based on the current conditions of demand and economy in the country. For the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 the planning range for residence Visa approval is between 85,000 and 95,000.

Looking to apply for Residence Visa in New Zealand?

If you wish to immigrate to New Zealand by applying for an appropriate NZ Visa, you may coordinate with certified visa and immigration specialist for New Zealand at Visas Avenue. You will get complete assistance and support from Visas Avenue in the immigration process from start till end.

Call the visa and immigration experts at Visas Avenue on 011-48447777 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore) or email you queries to Visas Avenue is a registered Overseas Immigration Consultancy Service with a team of most experienced visa and immigration experts.

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Looking for PR in New Zealand? – Know about the Accommodation Supplement

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on January 29, 2016

PR in newZealand

The New Zealand is one country that has really come of an age to become one of the most popular immigration destinations in the World. The immigration rate in New Zealand has almost got rocketed in last one year or so to break the all existing records. New Zealand has always been favorite destination of tourists in view of its landscape beauty, peaceful life, and healthy living environment. However, in last few years, the international students and skilled workers are also getting attracted towards, New Zealand in huge numbers.

New Zealand- A wonderful country to call home

The fact however, still remains firm and strong that New Zealand certainly is one of the best places in the world for permanent residency. If you are also looking to migrate to this wonderful country, we shall update you about the Accommodation Supplement, which you may receive as a permanent resident of NZ, under certain conditions.

What is Accommodation Supplement?

The Accommodation Supplement is an amount paid to the people, in order to help them with their rent or accommodation cost, on a weekly basis.

Who is Eligible to receive Accommodation Supplement?

You can be eligible to get Accommodation Supplement provided:

  • New Zealand Permanent Resident or Citizen
  • You are 16 years or above
  • You are bearing accommodation costs
  • You are living in NZ and willing to stay all along
  • You are not paying an amount for the Social Housing Property

Apart from the above, the grant of Accommodation Supplement also relies upon the fact, i.e.

  • The total property, wealth, or money you and your spouse have
  • How much you and your spouse earn collectively.

How much you can get

The amount you receive as of Accommodation Supplement shall rely upon:

  • Your cost of accommodation
  • Your property or assets
  • Your Earnings or income
  • Your Family Condition or Circumstances
  • The place where you stay

How to get the Key Assistance to apply for a Permanent Residency in New Zealand?

Well, there are various aspects and internal things, which needs clear understanding before you actually apply for a New Zealand Visa. As an incomplete application or the application missing any procedural facts or documents, may lead to rejection and you may lose your quality time and effort due to the process delay. Hence, you would require the proper guidance and assistance regarding the submitting an EOI, proper visa category and the further NZ Visa Procedure.

You may contact the Immigration Expert at Visas Avenue or can fill the free assessment form available on its website to get the vital help and assistance regarding filing a visa application under the most suitable category and getting a guaranteed approval well within time.

Visas Avenue is one of the leading Immigration Consultancy Services that has been guiding and assisting thousands of Immigration Applicants regarding immigration to hotspot immigration countries, i.e. Canada, Australia, USA, UK, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, etc. for the last few years.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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Want to live in New Zealand on Permanent basis? – Know about the appropriate NZ Visa Categories

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on August 22, 2015

ive In New Zealand

New Zealand is a dream destination for the individuals loves to work and live in a peaceful, clean, and safe environment. With a considerably low population density, easy going life, calm, and cool country atmosphere and climate, favourable Government policies, New Zealand is the first choice for thousands of immigrants travelling to this part of the world to get settled on a permanent basis. If you are also planning to get settled in this most beautiful and peaceful country, we will tell you about the appropriate Visa categories to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

Related: How to apply for NZ Permanent Residency

The Visa Categories for NZ Permanent Residency

In case you are willing to live and work in NZ on a permanent basis, you require choosing one of the below two categories to apply for the same. However, your application needs to be based on your skills and occupation on only. i.e.

Work to Residence

This particular visa is a temporary work visa that later on permits you to make application for a Residence from Work residence visa. The key benefit of Residence from Work is that an applicant does not require submitting an expression of interest before applying for residence.

Eligibility Conditions

This particular visa has been designed for the applicant, who is able to fulfil one of the following criteria:

  • Who is skilled in the occupations, which are well opportunity in NZ
  • Who has got an employment offer from an recognized employer, or
  • Who have got an outstanding talent in arts or sports.

Skilled Migrant Category

This particular visa category has been designed for the skilled workers interested to live and work in New Zealand. They need to apply under the Skilled Migrant Category, by sending an expression of interest to Immigration New Zealand.

Eligibility Conditions

The individuals who have got the appropriate skills, qualifications, and experience as required by New Zealand employers and industries, can apply under Skilled Migrant Category.

The NZ Permanent Resident visa

The resident visas issued under Residence from Work and Skilled Migrant Category permits you to visit outside the NZ for the initial 2 years of your residence. Later on, you would require applying for Permanent Resident Visa.

The Permanent Resident Visa permits you unobstructed visits, i.e. you can travel outside New Zealand as many time you want and can always come back as the NZ resident.

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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