These roles provide a priority pathway to residency in New Zealand
From July 31st 2022, if you work in one of the Green List occupations, meet the eligibility criteria and have a job offer from an accredited employer, you can come to New Zealand on a work visa and from 5 September 2022, apply for residence.
What is the new green list visa?
It's a visa for 89 occupations that either qualify skilled migrants for a fast-track to residence, or give access to a work-to-residence pathway.
If youroccupation doesn’t qualify for the fast-track
to residence, you will need to work in New Zealand for two years before applying for residence viathe work-to-residence pathway.
Employers will be able to hire skilled migrants on an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) andcomplete the job check stage without advertising, if the minimum requirements for their role meettheminimumrequirementsonthe Green List or if the role is paid at least twice the median wage.
The ins and outs of the green list visa
There's a lot to know, but we've made it as easy as possible
What Occupations Qualify for the Green List Visa?
What is the criteria for eligibility for the Green List visa?
How do you apply for the Green List visa?
What is the cost of a Green List visa application?
How long does the Green List visa approval take?
What about partners of Green List visa holders?
What if you’re not eligible for a Green List visa?
What can go wrong with a Green List visa application?