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Dear All,

I am new to the NZ forum. Can someone post the link to an existing forum that shows step by step process for NZ immigration or provide the steps here if possible?

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Usually it'd go something like this :-

Get an NZ job offer in writing.
Get qualifications assessed - if required.
Apply for professional registration - if required.
Get skills and qualifications assessed from professional registration body - if required.
Ensure you and any partner (if you wish to claim partner points) meets the English Language Requirement - if not have a look at IELTS. Book in and take the exam and pass at minimum overall 6.5.
Submit expression of interest (EOI) with minimum 160 points.
Wait for Invitation To Apply (ITA)
While waiting, gather as much documentation as you possibly can, make sure any copies are certified copies. you will need to provide minimum 12 months of relationship evidence if you have a partner that is also claiming points. A marriage and / or a birth certificate of a child you have together does not prove a lasting relationship living under the same roof.
When ITA received, complete formal application for Resident Visa via Skilled Migrant Category and submit all evidence along with police checks, medical reports, relationship evidence, any assessments/certificates etc.
Wait Wait Wait for many weeks.
Wait a bit longer.
Maybe hear something from INZ or if not Wait many more weeks.
Receive info from INZ about your application and do whatever is necessary. They may want more evidence or more proof of your partnership ?
Wait for a decision.
Approval in principle decision - submit passports and final levy fees.
Passports returned with visas.
you have 12 months to cross the border and activate the visa's.

It is unlikely you will be able to score sufficient points on the EOI without a job offer. If you can, you MUST have either - NZ study experience OR NZ work experience to qualify for RV. Without either or a job offer you CANNOT be approved for RV. The best you could hope for would be a Job Search visa allowing the principal applicant only to travel to NZ to get a job offer.

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most of us will be stuck on 1st step which is getting a written job offer from NZ

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Do you have permanent residence in Australia? Because you can move to NZ with that directly.

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Does NZ follow the same ITA process as Aus? Like you submit Expression of interest, receive ITA ..... etc? Can someone confirm please

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How do i calculate my points?

Age : 35
Education: Bachelors in Computer Science
Experience: More than 10 years as Systems Analyst
PTE: Overall 74 (65+ in all which means 10 points)
What else?

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https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...ator-smc-28aug

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Thank you for the link, this is very helpful

One question, i am logging in my EOI however system does not give me points for my education. Do i have to get it assessed 1st before i lodge EOI just like Skill Assessment in Aus PR process? Also, it does not give me points for PTE although i am way higher than the min requirement.

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Never mind, i just saw your post again and it has below point on it:

Get skills and qualifications assessed from professional registration body - if required.

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Thank you for the link, this is very helpful

One question, i am logging in my EOI however system does not give me points for my education. Do i have to get it assessed 1st before i lodge EOI just like Skill Assessment in Aus PR process? Also, it does not give me points for PTE although i am way higher than the min requirement.
You must check whether the qualification you are claiming is recognized in NZ. There is a list of qualifications exempt from assessment for each country where they were awarded. If your university and actual qualification do not match exactly you will need to apply to NZQA for qualification assessment before you submit EOI as your qualification MUST be recognized first.
You do not get any points for PTE. Meeting the English language requirement is mandatory and part of the basic criteria for the visa.

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