New Zealand Visa Requirements

To be eligible for immigration to New Zealand as a skilled migrant you must meet the basic visa requirements.

To be eligible:

Check If You Qualify For A Skilled Visa


You, your partner and any dependent children under 17 years of age must complete a health declaration in the Expression of Interest stage to ensure you meet all standard of health requirements.


The NZIS considers a person of good character to be one who does not pose a potential security risk and is unlikely to have served time in prison, been deported from any country or involved in any criminal or dangerous activities.

English Language

Applicants under the Skilled Migrant category, including those aged 16 or over who are accompanying you to New Zealand, will need to meet these English language requirements.

New Zealand Skilled Visa Assessment

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