Want to live and work in New Zealand permanently? It means you actually want to earn its Permanent residency. If you intend to travel out of New Zealand after your resident visa travel conditions have expired, you need to apply for a permanent resident visa or a subsequent resident visa to regain your resident status.
Basically, there are two classes of visas for Permanent residency in New Zealand. Your application’s approval somehow depends upon your skills and abilities. These categories are:
- Skilled Migrant Visas, and
- Work to Residence Visas
Am I eligible for Permanent Residence?
To be eligible you must have held your resident visa for at least two years, have met any conditions of your Resident Visa, and have shown a commitment to New Zealand by meeting one of the following criteria: