Skilled Migrant Category

New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) is a migration policy promoted by Immigration department of New Zealand (INZ). It aims to attract skilled talents to fill in the vacancy of local labor and contribute to the development of local economy. 



Programme Advantages/ Features:

  1. New Zealand citizens can reside and work in Australia
  2. After obtaining permanent resident status, there is no "residing obligation"
  3. New Zealand passport holders enjoy visa-free to 171 countries and regions in the world



Applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Age not more than 55-year old
  2. Qualifications meet professional requirements
  3. IELTS overall scores 6.5 or above
  4. No less than 160 points in the Expression of Interest (EOI)



Friendly reminder from Goldmax Consultants:

  • If the applicant's occupation is in the Long Term Shortage Proficiency List (LTSSL) or has a Permanent Job Offer in New Zealand, an additional points will be added on the rating of New Zealand Skilled Immigration