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Hello there! I would like to know if I have an option to edit and re-submit my EOI application incase I find myself in a position to claim more points as per the new SMC rules. I came to know recently that the points allocation for SMC applicant is likely to change with effect from mid August 2017 as per https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abo...otifications/skilled-migrant-category-changes . As of today's point system, I claim only 150. But, when the new points system is in effect I look forward to claim additional points for Age, work experience and qualification. Now, will it be advisable to submit an EOI with 150 and later edit it if I am fortunate enough to get additional points to meet 160 cut-off? Please advise.
 

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If you only score 150 points now, why would you submit EOI ?
Due to current Immigration protocol with respect to selected EOI's, they will only pull EOI's with at least 160 points out of the pool.
I wouldn't advise you to submit EOI with anything less than 150 points. It's simply a waste of time and money. Wait to see what revised rules are passed and re-calculate after 14th August and if you reach the magic 160 points then submit EOI.
 
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sure. I would wait for the new points system then. In the mean time I will also get PAR done for my partner's qualification which was worrying me for quite some time now.

Need your guidance to match my skill against the categories available in SMC. I am network engineer with good experience and knowledge in networking domains such Switching, Routing and Security (Firewalls & Load Balancer). I have been working more in firewall administration for the past few years but still have not lost touch in routing and switching domain. My query is which among the 2 categories my profile would suit more. Network Administrator (263112) or ICT Security Specialist (262112) ?

Note: My career focus is on the field of network security and I already hold relevant certification and planning to achieve more certifications going forward.
 

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Sorry. I couldn't advise you either way.
It is up to you to research each occupation and make a decision as to which is a best fit for your qualifications and experience.
 
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