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.
If your occupation doesn’t qualify for the fast-track
to residence, you will need to work in New Zealand for two years before applying for residence via the work-to-residence pathway.
Employers will be able to hire skilled migrants on an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) and complete the job check stage without advertising, if the minimum requirements for their role meet the minimum requirements on the Green List or if the role is paid at least twice the median wage.
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?
How can I avoid problems with an application?
Note: We do not provide immigration advice, all of the information we share is publicly available on the Immigration New Zealand website.