New Zealand, 2nd December: New rules have been announced by New Zealand immigration for skilled expats.
As per the details, new rules became effective in November this year for skilled foreigners seeking a visa for coming and working in New Zealand.
New Zealand new immigration rules—New immigration rules have been announced by New Zealand for luring more skilled expats to move to regional areas of the nation. As per the details, this will be done to help improve the spread of workforce, investment and skills across the nation.
<blockquote> New Zealand has announced new immigration rules for attracting more skilled expats to regional areas of the nation. </blockquote>
Incentives for foreign skilled expats moving to regional areas—New Zealand is going to offer special incentives to foreign skilled expats ready to move to regional areas. This has been announced by New Zealand government in a latest move.
Details reveal that special incentives include tripling the bonus points for skilled migrants making an application for residence with an offer of job outside Auckland. This means increasing points to 30 from the current 10 points.
Moreover, New Zealand will be doubling points for entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the regions of New Zealand under its Entrepreneur Work Visa. This will lead to 40 points from the earlier 20 points for entrepreneurs.
That’s something great for skilled expats. Isn’t it?
Streamlined New Zealand labor market test—Employers shall be provided increased certainty by New Zealand through the streamlining of the labor market test. However, this means a condition for employers to stay in the regions for not less than 12 months if they want to take the advantage of this latest facility.
Streamlined labor market test is already effective in Queenstown and enables employers to check with Work and Income directly before filing any migrant visa application. This will mean employers and migrants shall be able to know sooner whether their New Zealand work visa application will succeed or not.
Changes to attract more skilled migrants, entrepreneurs to New Zealand--Changes shall lure more and skilled migrants as well entrepreneurs to come to New Zealand and work or do business here. The only requirement shall be choosing to settle outside Auckland.
Skilled roles that are not easier to fill in some regions will attract more high caliber immigrants to settle there. This has been revealed by New Zealand immigration minister Michael Woodhouse.