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Hi,

What is the difference between Work VISA and Residence VISA?
My goal is to migrate to NZ with my husband and daughter (2 years old).

I need to have a Job offer to obtain more than 160 point at my EOI.
But is it not clear for my whay type of VISA is the best option.

Any guideline is more than welcome :)

Regards,
Noemi.
 

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Hi Noimi, a work visa is a temporary measure, whereas a residency visa is for permanent residency. If, you meet the criteria for a residency visa application and you intend on migrating there permanently, then this type would suit your purpose.
 

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Hi,

What is the difference between Work VISA and Residence VISA?
My goal is to migrate to NZ with my husband and daughter (2 years old).

I need to have a Job offer to obtain more than 160 point at my EOI.
But is it not clear for my whay type of VISA is the best option.

Any guideline is more than welcome :)

Regards,
Noemi.
Just to expand on reply to the Original Poster......

A work visa is a temporary class visa for up to 5 years depending on the type as there are a few different ones available. They will allow an INDIVIDUAL to live study and work here for the period of the visa up until it's expiry date. The applicant must have a written job offer to apply as the work visa is based on the specific job offer with that specific company so in other words you are tied to that job for the duration. If any of those details change or are about to change you must inform Immigration who will re-evaluate your position and whether or not you remain eligible.
They are secured in a much shorter length of time than a permanent class visa - a matter of several weeks in comparison to several months. Since it doesn't take as long it allows a person to travel over to NZ quicker to take up a job offer. You can still apply for a permanent class of visa at the same time as this will just tick away in the background. Any other family members would have to apply for their own visas on the back of yours if they are eligible.

A Resident Visa is a permanent class visa. It allows the principal applicant/partner applicant and any dependents on the application to live study and work here permanently. To be eligible you need to score EOI points and at the moment you'll need minimum 160 to be selected.

Either route with a job offer is fine. It all depends how fast you and the company offering the job wants you here ? If the company can wait several months to a year then go for the Resident Visa.

If you went the work visa route initially, the process is quicker and cheaper but there's a lot more paperwork as you'll have to complete individual applications for different types of visas so can be confusing - partner of a work visa holder visa for hubby (another type of temporary work visa) and a dependent visitor visa for the child. In the long run you'll end up paying more as you'll have to apply for the Resident Visa anyway if you want to stay permanently and you risk the costs increasing and the points more difficult to come by as Government make changes to the process regularly to ensure they are getting the right candidates coming through the system.
 
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Excellent explanation.

I will try to get a remote job in NZ from my country. Nowadays, I work remotely to a company in Israel.
And I definitely go for a Resident VISA.

Thanks a lot :)
Noemi.
 
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