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I am 38 years old now and married with one kid. I am cuurently working as an engineer in aviation field and thinking to move to NZ. However when I calculate my points , I have only 120. Apprently I should have 160 to be successful in PR scheme. Hence I my second option is student visa.
One of the agents told me that he can arrenge me a student visa for masters. its 18 months course ( Out of auckland ) and after the masters Iwill be eligiable for 3 year post study work visa. And my spouse will get work permit from the begining.
Will I have a chance to get PR after my studies ?

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Maybe.
All depends if you meet sufficient criteria with the skilled work offered after you have completed the study. If the job is offered by a suitable NZ based employer and it meets minimum salary and responsibility thresholds then yes it can lead to you being approved for a Resident class visa and then eventually PR - several years down the line though.
Just be mindful that nobody can promise you a visa for NZ. Make sure any agent is approved by INZ to give Immigration advice.
Also bear in mind NZ's borders are firmly closed and it will be a long time until they open to students and visitors. No formal decision has yet been made but 12-18 months has been mentioned and maybe starting off with a Trans-Tasman bubble first between NZ and Australia.

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Maybe.
All depends if you meet sufficient criteria with the skilled work offered after you have completed the study. If the job is offered by a suitable NZ based employer and it meets minimum salary and responsibility thresholds then yes it can lead to you being approved for a Resident class visa and then eventually PR - several years down the line though.
Just be mindful that nobody can promise you a visa for NZ. Make sure any agent is approved by INZ to give Immigration advice.
Also bear in mind NZ's borders are firmly closed and it will be a long time until they open to students and visitors. No formal decision has yet been made but 12-18 months has been mentioned and maybe starting off with a Trans-Tasman bubble first between NZ and Australia.
Would it be safe to say, and almost certain that the SMC EOI selection won't happen this year at all?

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Would it be safe to say, and almost certain that the SMC EOI selection won't happen this year at all?
I thinks that's a pretty safe bet and if I had to put my money on it I'd say at least the majority of 2021 also.

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I thinks that's a pretty safe bet and if I had to put my money on it I'd say at least the majority of 2021 also.
But the way NZ recovered from COVID, with Level 3 alert to Level 2 and now at Level 1, I thought they would pretty soon start at least the SMC EOI selection That anyways takes time and candidates do not have to be physically present to carry it forward. Won't they soon reach Level 0 and start SMC EOI selection?

Also, any email of immigration I can email to find this out?

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But the way NZ recovered from COVID, with Level 3 alert to Level 2 and now at Level 1, I thought they would pretty soon start at least the SMC EOI selection That anyways takes time and candidates do not have to be physically present to carry it forward. Won't they soon reach Level 0 and start SMC EOI selection?

Also, any email of immigration I can email to find this out?
Why. What would be the point if Covid is still rife around the rest of the world ?
Yes NZ has done an amazing job. We got down to 1 active case then 21 days without any more but now we are at 16 active cases again and ALL those are people who have travelled to NZ recently and are in managed isolation / quarantine. Many of them from India or have travelled from India.
There has also been an increase in Australia.
There is absolutely no way the NZ Government will open borders any more than they are now for a long time. They will create a Trans Tasman bubble first but only when Australia have sorted themselves out and after a period, depending on the state of Covid may open up to other countries. Likely Southern Pacific Islands next or maybe before a Trans Tasman bubble as there are zero cases in the Southern Pacific Island region - ie Fiji / Samoa etc.

I really feel it will be many many many months if not one to two years before people from overseas will be able to travel here again.
Immigration may open up RV processing again before then but I think they'll be restructuring the priority list and concentrating more on family category - so applicants who are family of people who are already NZ Citizens, PR holders or RV holders who are here now or declaring that they wish to return to live.
Student and Visitor visas will be way down the priority list.

None of this is anything to do with Immigration NZ. They are an NZ Government department and do what they are told according to NZ Immigration Law. The Immigration Laws are decided by the NZ Government and they have stated a number of times on the news here that they will likely NOT release any changes to the current Immigration process before the general election which is due late September 2020. If Labour remain in power from then for a second term (which is likely as they are by far the community choice) Immigration changes could be likely from April 2021 after a period of government shuffle and discussion by a revised set of ministers.

This is all my own opinion. It is not advice and none of it fact. It is just how I feel it will play out using my experience of living here in the moment.
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Maybe.
All depends if you meet sufficient criteria with the skilled work offered after you have completed the study. If the job is offered by a suitable NZ based employer and it meets minimum salary and responsibility thresholds then yes it can lead to you being approved for a Resident class visa and then eventually PR - several years down the line though.
Just be mindful that nobody can promise you a visa for NZ. Make sure any agent is approved by INZ to give Immigration advice.
Also bear in mind NZ's borders are firmly closed and it will be a long time until they open to students and visitors. No formal decision has yet been made but 12-18 months has been mentioned and maybe starting off with a Trans-Tasman bubble first between NZ and Australia.
Thanks for your advice. Universities are accepting applications it seem for next year Jan/Feb intakes.

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