New Zealand Immigration from India under SMC

New Zealand Follows a points-based system identical to Canada & Australia to attract Highly skilled and Experienced Professionals from all over the world. In result the kiwi Country (New-Zealand) can increase their economy gradually. New Zealand has a properly structured immigration process to attract Immigrants.

Skilled Migrant Category Visa for New Zealand

New Zealand government Provides a Skilled Migrant category (SMC) visa which paves a way to attain PR. The Kiwi Country doesn’t offer a direct PR, instead a SMC visa which allows you to Enter the country and search for a job and convert to a PR. The validity of SMC visa is of around 1 year and extendable up-to 2 Year. On the event of getting a job in New Zealand, one can immediately convert SMC into a PR. Hence this can be also called as a bridging visa for a New Zealand PR. However, the SMC visa for New Zealand is an online application process.

Eligibility Requirements for New Zealand SMC visa

The kiwi country has proposed a points Grid which overall has 330 points out of which one has to secure a minimum of 100 points. These points are consolidation of a applicants

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Experience
  4. Spouse Education
  5. Additional Points

Applicants Already working in New Zealand Under a valid job offer can attain additional points and that can elevate your score. Although having New Zealand Work experience can elevate points the criteria is not mandatory for a New Zealand SMC visa.

Skilled Migrant category Points

A. Primary Applicant Points: 150 Points Maximum

Age

Age category contains a maximum of 30 points whereas the points decrease as the age increases

Age Points
20-39 Years 30 Points
40 – 44 years 20 Points
45 – 49 Years 10 Points
50 – 55 Years 5 Points

Education

Education category provides the applicants a maximum of 70 points for the highest level of education Postgraduate and Master's and it decreases accordingly for

Education: 70 Points Maximum

Education Level Scale Points
Diploma Level 3 - 6 40
Bachelors Level 7 & 8 50
Masters Level 7 & 8 or 9 50 or 70
P.HD Level 9 & 10 70

Experience

Experience awards a maximum of 30 points to the applicants if the applicant have 10+ years of experience is eligible to claim 30 points lesser the years the points decreases accordingly

Experience: 50 points Maximum

Years of Experience in home country Points
2 Years 10
4 Years 20
6 Years 30
8 years 40
10 Years 50

B.Spouse/Secondary Applicant Points: 40 points maximum

Spouse Education Qualification: 20 Points maximum

Education qualification Level Scale Points
Bachelors Level 7 & 8 10
Masters Level 7 & 8 or 9 10 or 20
P.HD Level 9 & 10 20

Spouse Employment in New Zealand: 20 Points

Criteria Points
Employment in New-Zealand or having job offer from new Zealand employer 20

C. Additional Points: Overall 140 Points

Criteria Points
International Experience in area of absolute skills shortage list 15
1-year Experience in New Zealand 10
Already working under skilled employment in New Zealand 50
New Zealand current experience in absolute skill shortage 10
Experience outside Auckland 30
High Remuneration Threshold 20
Full Time Education in New Zealand 15

A. Primary applicant factors:150 points

B. Secondary Applicant Factors: 40 Points

C. Additional Points Factors: 140 Points


Overall: 330 Points

How can I get my IQA for New-Zealand SMC/Immigration

New Zealand Qualification Authority is an assessing authority which evaluates and analyses your education credential and check the New Zealand Equivalency for a foreign degree and provides an equivalency certificate. IQA is an International qualification Assessment which is the outcome of NZQA.

NZQA costs around: 746 – 1046 NZD$ per credential

Proof of funds for New Zealand PR

Proof of funds or settlement funds are not mandatory for New- Zealand SMC visa. However, holding a fund of around 3 to 5 Lakhs in your bank account can be an additional advantage and this would be a great move and could increase the confidence of the visa officer when your application is being processed. The applicants can show 1000 NZD$/ month if required.

These funds would be a great beneficial for you to take care of your living expenses in the initial stages at New-Zealand.

Language requirements for New-Zealand SMC visa

Although New Zealand follows a pointing system unlike other countries it doesn’t offer any points for your Language proficiency. But a language test or certification is Mandatory for the SMC process. Below are the language test requirements and various language tests accepted by the New-Zealand government.

Settlement Funds

The applicant will have to show proper funds for the cost of living, travel, and relocation.The applying candidate should show 1000$month for the period of 9 months as a proof of funds.

IELTS

All IELTS scores are between 0 and 9. You need to at least 6.5 bands for immigration under Each Module. You can also get .5 scores as well (for example, 6.5 or 7.5). But a minimum of 6.0 in each Module

Academic and General Modules Are Accepted You will get a band score for each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and also an overview band score.

PTE

Under PTE General A Minimum requirement is 65 or above score in PTE in all 4 modules (Reading, writing, speaking and listening) for immigration.

Under PTE Academic A Minimum requirement is 58 or above score in PTE in all 4 modules (Reading, writing, speaking and listening) for immigration.

TOEFL: (iBT)

Under TOEFL Applicants must obtain a total score of 79 or greater in a TOEFL test they have completed within the last two years from the date of submission of application.

Name of your English test Minimum score required for your EOI
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - General or Academic Module Overall score of 6.5 or more
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Overall score of 79 or more
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of 58 or more
Cambridge English: First (FCE) or Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools Overall score of 176 or more
Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B or higher in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) *
  • * A score of Grade B or higher in all four skills is required for the OET as there is no overall grade for this test.
Name of your English test Minimum score required for your EOI
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - General or Academic Module Overall score of 6.5 or more
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Overall score of 79 or more
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of 58 or more
Cambridge English: First (FCE) or Cambridge English: First (FCE) for Schools Overall score of 176 or more
Occupational English Test (OET) Grade C or higher in all four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) *
  • * A score of Grade C or higher in all four skills is required for the OET as there is no overall grade for this test.

Benefits of SMC Visa New-Zealand

New Zealand skilled migrant has the right to stay in the country permanently some of the features have been listed

  • You are free to live, work and study in Newzealand
  • After 2 years of stay, the applicant can convert their PR into citizenship
  • Get all All major benefits of what the New Zealand citizen hold.
  • Get an access to health care and Education system
  • You can include your spouse and dependent children at the age 24 and under in the residence applications.
  • You can vote as a New Zealanders after staying 12 months in the country permanently.
  • You can buy or sell properties under SMC visa even which the famous H1B visa doesn’t offer

How much is costs to apply for New-Zealand SMC Visa/ New Zealand Immigration?

  • New Zealand Immigration fee: 3310 NZD$.
  • NZQA: 746 NZD$- 1046 NZD$/ Credential.
  • IELTS / PTE Fee: 14,850 INR/13,900 INR.
  • Courier charges: 5000 INR to 7000 INR.

New Zealand SMC visa/New Zealand Immigration Process Flow?

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  1. Profile Eligibility check and Approval by Green Tree Immigration A Grade Review Team
  2. Sign up with Green Tree immigration and an Expertise Process Executive officer will be appointed personally for applicant's profile
  3. Submit the basic documents as requested by the case officers
  4. New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) applying for this document will evaluate the standard of education and applicants' educational credentials and equalize with the New Zealand standards
  5. EXPRESSION OF INTREST (EOI) this an application submitted to the New Zealand government includes all the mandatory documents (IELTS or PTE, IQA Assessment)
  6. Submission of Medical certificate and Police clearance certificate and other supporting Documents will be sent to the embassy for clearance

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is proof of Funds mandatory for New Zealand SMC visa?

Proof of funds or settlement funds are not mandatory for New- Zealand SMC visa. However, holding a fund of around 3 to 5 Lakhs in your bank account can be an additional advantage.

IS IELTS or PTE mandatory for SMC visa?

Yes, it is mandatory for the SMC process. However, taking up an language test doesn’t provide any additional points.

  1. Work experience
  2. Language ability
  3. Education qualification

And in parallel meets the Eligibility requirements imposed the government of Canada

What is SMC visa?

SMC is abbreviated as Skilled migrant category visa. The validity of SMC visa is of around 1 year and extendable up-to 2 Years

What is the Minimum IELTS score required for New-Zealand immigration?

Overall 6.5 is required for New-Zealand Immigration.

What are the accepted English language tests for New Zealand Immigration?
  1. IELTS
  2. PTE
  3. TOEFL(iBT)
  4. OET
  5. CET
What is the process time for New-Zealand Immigration/SMC visa?

Overall 6.5 is required for New-Zealand Immigration.

What is the validity of New-Zealand SMC visa?

Initially the visa validity is for 12 months and can be extended up-to 2 years.

What is LTSSL?

Long Term Strategic Skills List. This is an occupation list to identify in demand skills in New-Zealand.

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