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my total points are 165
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i am a mechanical engineer
am i elegible for this visa?

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my total points are 165
with
no job offer from new zealand
no job expereince in new zealand
no degree from new zealand

i am a mechanical engineer
am i elegible for this visa?
You are eligible to apply for Skilled Migrant Resident Visa as you have at least 100 points. With 165 points you are guaranteed to have the EOI selected from the pool, however the points MUSt be solid points that you can claim now - i.e. you MUST have the evidence now to support the points claimed. You cannot claim points retrospectively. You cannot claim points for a threshold you may meet in the near future.

There is absolutely no point in submitting EOI with less than 160 points as the EOI will never be selected and after 6 months in the pool it will expire and be removed and you will lose the fee paid.

Without a job offer, job experience or NZ study you WILL NOT be approved for this visa even with 160 points or more.
In this case during the processing stage, the principal applicant may be offered a 12 month job search visa in order for that person to come to NZ and get the all important skilled job offer from an NZ employer.

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is it easy to get skilled job offer for an engineer with 9 years experience ? and immigration would be given on 12 months skilled job or what? plz help

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is it easy to get skilled job offer for an engineer with 9 years experience ? and immigration would be given on 12 months skilled job or what? plz help
No it isn't easy to get any job, even when here in the country with the right to live and work here so it is even more difficult to land a job from overseas. It isn't impossible though and it all depends how desperate employers are for your skills and overseas experience. All you can do is keep applying, or maybe sign up with a recruitment agency in NZ, or have a visit and place yourself in front of potential employers in person.
If you are applying for Skilled Migrant Resident Visa (SMRV) with points included for a job offer you should be approved for that visa, not the 12 month job search visa (JSV).
It is only when the SMRV application has sufficient points (at least 160) but doesn't have a job offer that Immigration may offer the principal applicant a 12 month JSV.

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