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How To Obtain Permanent Residence in New Zealand

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Filipinos who wish to live and work in New Zealand need to understand the different ways they can achieve their dreams.

Just like most other countries that accept immigrants, the best options available for Filipinos is to have the desired qualifications, work skills and experience. By possessing skills that are deemed in demand in the country, you may apply for the Skilled Migrant Category, which is a points-based assessment system. Other options include Work Visa Permit, which requires a local sponsor and not points based, Active Investment as an entrepreneur and through a New Zealand-based family member. The first two options are the most common paths Filipinos often follow.

Applying through Skilled Migrant Category
This category is ideal for aspiring immigrants equipped with a university degree and years of work experience. New Zealand Immigration Department determines an individuals qualification through points system.

In addition to academic and work qualifications, all applicants are required to prove they are physically fit, possess good personal character, competent in English language and 55 years old or below.

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Applying through Skilled employment

If you are presently employed in New Zealand and have been working for at least one year, you get 60 points. A person who is employed for less than 12 months but has been working for at least 3 months gets 50 points. The same point assignment goes for an individual who has a job offer in New Zealand.

If your present occupation/employment offer in New Zealand falls under the following category-future growth area, identified cluster, or area of absolute skills shortage, you get an additional 5 points. For a list of jobs that belong to Long Term Skill Shortage List, refer to the following document (PDF).

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If job location or place of employment for a job offer is in a region outside Auckland, an additional 10 points is added.

If your spouse is also currently employed/has job offer in New Zealand, another 10 points is added.

Years of Work Experience
Although your previous work experience was not performed in New Zealand, the Immigration Department also puts weight on the number of years that you have been working. This is under the presumption that the job experience is comparable to the local labor market.

  • Two years work experience= 10 points,
  • Four years work experience= 15 points,
  • Six years work experience= 20 points,
  • Eight years work experience = 25 points,
  • 10 years work experience = 30 points

One also get an extra points if the work experience is inNew Zealand and another bonus points if the work experience belongs to what is considered a future growth area, identified cluster or area of absolute skills shortage or to the long term skill shortage list. For a list of jobs that belong to Long Term Skill Shortage List, refer to the following document (PDF).

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Since it is presumed easier for an immigrant to live in New Zealand if his/her relatives are already in the country, the Immigration Department also awards points for applicants.

You may try the points system to determine if you qualify as an immigrant to New Zealand.

RELATED: Factors to Consider Before Applying to Migrate to New Zealand

How To Apply
If the points system tool indicates you are eligible to migrate to New Zealand, you may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for residence. Your EOI will be ranked according to your points and if your score is 140 and above- you are automatically selected.

Should your initial application for EOI be unsuccessful, it stays in the pool for 120 days. If, within that period, you are still not selected, then you can apply for aother EOI.

If your EOI is selected, you will be invited to apply for residence so you need to submit necessary documents such as passports, qualifications and relevant certificates to the Immigration Service.

The documents you submitted will be verified and the Immigration Service will asses your application. You can be given a permanent residence visa or a visa allowing you to live in New Zealand while looking for work.

Good luck!

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97 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir / Ma’am,

    Good Day!

    I am here by sending my application letter for a possible job vacancy which might be suitable for my credentials. Hope to hear you as soon as possible. I am determined and skilled person. I am a Filipino Citizen and presently holding a Qatar Working Visa. Willing to across country if necessary.

    I am hoping for your kind consideration.

    Thank you!

    Sincerely Yours;

    Martin Marsamolo Pan Jr.

  2. I am interesred to work in new Zealand, I have lot of experience,i work befor in Dubai 1 year,then macau 8 years,4 years in hongkong,then 8 years in Israel as caregiver,but I stay here in the Philippines 10 months then I come back to macau 6 months now I m already here in the Philippines, I interested to apply skiiied visa in new Zealand,how to apply and cant I apply.

  3. Good day Sir / Mam,

    I am Ernesto Bautista 48 years old a philippine cetezin l’m interested to work in new zealand i apply for the position of overhead crane operator,i work here in saudi arabia sence 2010 up to present. Under the Saudi Iron & Steel Company , if have a vecant position of overhead crane operator, this is my e-mail add [email protected]

    Thank you

    Sencerely your’s

    Ernesto Bautista

  4. Dear ma’am/ sir

    Iam interested to work in new zealand. Im her now in jeddah k.s.a my skills is heavy duty operator.. trailler driver. Excavetor operator.. im already 3yrs now in my company… but I came from country of malisya I have 5 yrs long work in malisya as a excavetor operator… how to aplay my skills sir/ ma’am…???

  5. Dear Sir/madam
    I’m here to sending my experience share my knowledge and wonderful Opportunity.
    Mam /sir have been working experience in FnB for 17 years . I’m willing to work in different food chain.and hardworking thank you for appreciate my interesting message
    Have a nice day

  6. A pleasant day to everybody!
    I want to find a job in New Zealand. I’m currently working here in United Arab Emirates. I used to work in Bahrain before..
    But from the Philippines, I used to work in garment factory. How can I have an application form for applying working visa???
    Thank you very much!!

  7. Good day! Sir/ma’am,

    I am Mr. Alejandro Untalan, I work as a demi chef here in Qatar until now and in my profession now I have experience more than 7 years in three different country’s. Sir/ Ma’am if you have available according to my experience I want to apply.
    I am hoping for your kind consideration,

    Thank you!

    Sincerely your;
    Mr. Alejandro Untalan

  8. Dear Sir/Maam

    Good Day!

    I am Djunil T.Curso, presently working here in Jeddah Saudi Arabia ahead of 10 years. I am very much interested to work in your prestigious country based upon my skilled preferences. Im looking forward in your best reply…By the way Im graduate in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

  9. Dear Sir/Maam

    Good Day!

    I am Djunil T.Curso, presently working here in Jeddah Saudi Arabia ahead of 10 years. I am very much interested to work in your prestigious country based upon my skilled preferences. Im looking forward in your best reply…By the way Im graduate in Hotel and Restaurant Management.

  10. Dear Sir / Ma’am,

    Good day.

    I am very much interested to work in New Zealand.

    I’m seeking for a fulfilling position that will allow me to fully contribute my knowledge and skills acquired through 18 years of solid work experience in a manufacturing business as Production Planning Head, currently employed in SABIC-GAS (supplied by JAL) here in Saudi Arabia as Maintenance Planner / Scheduler. I’m a Filipino Citizen.

    Looking forward for a positive feedback.
    Thank you.

    With Best regards,
    Romy G. Cerdan

  11. Dear sir/ma’am,

    Good day.

    I am very much interested to work in new Zealand. Please consider me as one to be selected.

    I am presently working in King Khalid University as audio visual and communication technician for 12 years. I’ll do my very best to show you my technical skill if ever you given me a chance.

    Looking forward for your consideration.

    Respectfully yours,
    Jonathan C. Diesca

  12. Dear Sir /Ma’am,

    Good Day!

    I am verry much interested to work in New Zealand.

    I am Mr.Fietch John Galo, I work as a Cook and Waiter in Freash Asian Kitchen here in DOHA QATAR until now. I work also before in BOHOL BEACH CLUB as a waiter for almost 5 year’s.

    Looking forward for your
    considerayion,

    Respectfully your’s
    Mr. Fietch John Galo

  13. Dear Sir / Ma’am,

    Good Day!

    I am verry much interested to work in New Zealand.

    I am Mr.Fietch John Galo, I work as a Cook and Waiter in Freash Asian Kitchen here in DOHA QATAR until now. I work also before in BOHOL BEACH CLUB as a waiter for almost 5 year’s

    Looking forward for your
    consideration,

    Respectfully your’s

    Fietch John Galo

  14. Hi,

    My wife applied for an LOI but unfortunately her application was rejected. The reason for the rejection is that her Work Experience and Recognized Qualification are not related. She’s a BSHRM degree holder but her work experience is all in IT. She has the skillset and was promoted several times. Is there any other way to get her skills and qualification reconsidered?

    Thanks

  15. GREETINGS!!!

    Sir / Ma’am,

    I am Ariel Tanteo
    I am interested to work in new Zealand,. I’m currently working here in Midmac Contracting Co. As a HSE Officer,,Doha State of Qatar , and i work in U.A.E. before..
    But from the Philippines, I working in 14yrs. under the Millennium Construction Co. as a Site Engr.

    would like to apply for any work that will fit for my qualification.

    Thank you and more power….

  16. Dear Sir/Maam,
    I am interested to work in new zealand, i work more than 8 years to our government;
    I am Filipino citizen, I am hoping for any vacancy that will fit for my qualification;
    Hoping for your positive feedback
    Thank you very much;

    sincerely yours;

    Seith Tamborong

  17. Dear, Sir/Madam

    i am Mr. Parayao im willing and interested to work in New Zealand,
    im currently working here in Abdulatif alhumayin company,Dammam city,
    kingdome of saudi, arabia as a industrial electrician, from 2007 to
    present, i would like to apply any vacancy work that will fit for my
    qualification…thank you!….

  18. i would like to join at newzealand but in talleys company for deck hand position.please exsplant how about i can submit my CV and then how can to be given visa at newzealand.last month i just submit my CV but not yet respons.i hope you can exsplent for me and can help me

  19. good pm me and my husband whos currently working as a diver in cayman islands wanted to migrate in New Zealand. i also worked in Cayman for 8 yrs and presently here in the philippines. we have a child whos turning to 4 yrs old this July. Can i ask on how we can travel together in NZ? if not then only me and daughter. Let me know pls thanks.

  20. I am interested to work in new Zealand my first work in Philippines cabao center in Philippines more than 10years breeding & health my 2nd work al Maria Saudi Arabia 3years also breeder sheakhadan binsayid al ain ahbudabi UAE 3rd work al ain dairy farm ahbudabi UAE breeder 4th work Kuwait more than 1year antil now I am here feeder dairy farm also how to a skilled visa in new Zealand

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