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Residence Now

Apply for immediate residence from Green List work Tier 1 

Study/
Visitor/ Parents

Applications now open

Work Visa

Employer-supported work visa are now available, some allow fast residence applications

3.2%

Unemployment. We need skilled migrants! Some jobs lead to residence quickly...

Our large group of independent immigration professionals handles only immigration matters - and we do it very well with huge expertise.

We are your Specialist Immigration Practice for Work and Residence in New Zealand.
We support employers and migrants with obtaining work and residence visas.

Offices in Tauranga, Auckland North Shore, Palmerston North, Alexandra
and document acceptance and interviews also in München, Chicago, London, and Genève.

The new 2022 work visas in New Zealand allow skilled migrants a fast pathway to residence.
Do not miss out on these opportunities.
Check whether Green List 1, Green List 2 or the High-Pay option works for your speedy application for residence.


 

Work Visas and
Residence from Work

The Accredited Employer Work Visa is an employer-supported work visa. It requires an employer to be accredited, a Job Check approved to make sure no locals are available, and a suitably qualified migrant
Highly Paid Employment

Employees who hold Accredited Employer Work Visas and are paid at least two times the median wage (currently $27.76/hour) may apply for Residence after having worked for at least 24 months in the role (earliest beginning on 29 September 2021).

Requirements:
- Age 55 or younger
- Meet English language requirements to Skilled Migrant Category standards
- Meet residence class health and character requirements
- Hold an Accredited Employer Work Visa employment or an employment offer
- Employment is for 30 hours/week or more, full-time, for at least 12 months

Partner work rights have not yet been published.


 

Use a KSS score to identify your Career/Brand score for a successful job search and your visa eligibility under AEWV and SMC, for future work or residence.
 

Green List Fast-Track Residence AEWV

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

To claim this employment, you must hold an AEWV and meet the minimum qualifications or experience that apply for the specific job from the Green List Tier 1 list of occupations. For some jobs, minimum wages are required.

AEWV work visa are issued within 30 days.

No proof of employer advertising is required.

Apply for Residence from 5 September 2022 - Residence applications are processed within six weeks.

Partners have Open Work rights.

Requirements:
- Age 55 or younger
- Meet English language requirements to Skilled Migrant Category standards
- Meet residence class health and character requirements
- Hold an Accredited Employer Work Visa employment or an employment offer
- Employment is for 30 hours/week or more, full-time, for at least 12 months



Adviser Fees
$3,640 +GST +INZ filing fees
$450 discount for projects started before
10 August 2022

All of the licensed advisers in our group are members of the LIA Association and the LIA Institute.

Green List Work-to-Residence AEWV

Applicants can be within NZ or offshore.

To claim this employment, you must hold an AEWV and meet the minimum qualifications or experience that apply for the specific job from the Green List Tier 2 list of occupations. For some jobs, minimum wages are required. You may apply for Residence after having worked for at least 24 months in the role (earliest beginning on 29 September 2021).

No proof of employer advertising is required.

Partners have Open Work rights.

Requirements:
- Age 55 or younger
- Meet English language requirements to Skilled Migrant Category standards
- Meet residence class health and character requirements
- Hold an Accredited Employer Work Visa employment or an employment offer
- Employment is for 30 hours/week or more, full-time, for at least 12 months


 

Use a KSS score to determine the best job path to residence and whether you meet qualification/experience requirements.



 

Study

Post- study Work Visas are Open Work visas for students who studied in NZ
1 Year Post-Study Work Visas

You study a Level 7 non-Bachelor/non-degree qualification when the study is linked to a Green List job, and the study is at least 30 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

You study any Post-Graduate Diploma or Bachelor qualification, when studied 30 
weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

 

Use a KSS Kiwi Success Score report to make sure you invest in the correct study pathways to achieve your future work and residence visa objectives.

2 Years Post-Study Work Visas

Bachelor when studied 60 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).





 

Use a KSS score to determine the best job path to residence

3 Years Post-Study Work Visas

Bachelor when studied 90 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

Masters Level 9 (both course-work and research) and PhD Level 10, when studied at least 30 weeks in NZ (this means in-country, NOT including any distance learning).

Bring your family with you, when you study at Level 9 and 10.


 




Other visas to New Zealand exist, i.e. visitor, investor, parents, retirement, and we will be strong and effective advocates for your case


We represent our clients forcefully at Immigration NZ and the Immigration & Protection Tribunal

Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM

Member, NZ Order of Merit
JurDr, PhD, MBA, MSAM, LLM, GD Immigration, GD Prof Coaching,
Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 202000526), Law Professor
Chair, Licensed Immigration Adviser Association
2021 MBIE IAA Reference Group Member
2022 GDNZIA Industry Partnership Group Member
Councillor, Royal Society of New Zealand


Managed by Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM, our group of independently practicing licensed immigration advisers understands business. Jens has managed and led large global firms for decades and knows first-hand the importance of recruiting the best migrants from the global talent pool. 

Whether you are a migrant looking to realize your professional ambitions in New Zealand or a business wanting to recruit highly qualified migrants from overseas, we know the process, we understand the New Zealand immigration and law requirements, and we are easy to work with.

We are foremost business leaders who know how to solve your immigration challenges, and we deliver superb outcomes to you.

We are your specialist partner for global recruitment and immigration advice. Reach out and BOOK an informal chat with Jens.


Meet the Team

We offer you advice and support from a very hard-working group of superbly qualified and experienced professionals.
Every licensed adviser is also a member of the LIA Association and thus operates to the highest standards.

Cathi Fourie

Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 202100458), ex Cape Town, RSA
Practice Director
South Africa

Bhavna Kaul

Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 201600860), ex New Delhi, India
Practice Director
South East Asia

Ava Sanchez

Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 200900809), ex Bogota, Colombia
Practice Director
South America

Cherie Baird

Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 200900880), ex Auckland
Practice Director
Work Visa/Accreditation

Aurora Christensen

Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 201700041), ex Alexandra, NZ
Practice Director
Character PPI

Rupika Nandan
Barrister and Solicitor, ex Nadi
Practice Director
Refugee/Tribunal/High Court

Jens Mueller
Licensed Immigration Adviser (License Number 202000526), ex Frankfurt/Chicago
Managing Director
Immigration

Poornima MS

Office Director
Bengaluru, India

Varni Sathasevam

MARA Australia Migration Agent, Registered 1688817

Renata Pompermayer Candido Ferreira
Office Director
Brazil, ex São Paulo

Craig McAlpine

Founder
Executive Coach

Wendy McPhail

Senior Associate
Executive Coach

Gordon Holmes
Senior Associate
Executive Coach

Kaela Hindle
Senior Associate
Executive Coach