If you have a full time job offer in New Zealand, required qualifications and experience to match, you can apply for an Essential Skills work visa. However, the employer offering you the job must make genuine attempt by way of advertisements to recruit a New Zealander.
Key Insights for Essential Skills Work Visas
|Skill Level||Salary||ANZSCO||Duration||Eligibility of partner|
|High||$36.44 + per hour||1 – 5||5 years||Yes|
|Mid||$20.65 – $36.44 per hour||1 – 3||3 years||Yes|
|Low||Less than $20.65 per hour||1 – 3||1 year||No|
✅ Do you know that high to mid-skilled Essential Skills Visas can open a pathway to Residence for you?
✅ Do you know stand down period for low-skill Essential Skills Visas will not apply if you move to a different type of visa or skill band after 3 years?
The policy surrounding this category of visa is intricate. There are many requirements that need to be met to INZ’s satisfaction. Talk to one of our professionals today!
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