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Basic Requirements

To be considered for immigration to New Zealand as a Skilled Migrant, you must meet the following pre-requisites and basic requirements before lodging an Expression of Interest.

  • you must be in good health

  • you must be of good character

  • you must have a reasonable standard of English

  • you must be under the age of 56 years

  • you must be registered with the relevant registration authority for your profession (only needed for certain industries)

Furthermore you will need to meet the minimum threshold of 100 points to be able to lodge an Expression of Interest.

Check our New Zealand Points System section to see if you meet the pre-requisites and minimum points requirement for registering an Expression of Interest.

Further Information, help, and advice has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, or study in New Zealand our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your New Zealand visa or work permit.

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