New Zealand Residence Programme

July 1, 2010

New Zealand has confirmed that it will maintain their "Residence Programme" for 2010/11 at the current level of 45,000 to 50,000 visas with 60% allocated to the Skilled and Business Stream.

This announcement confirms the government's confidence in continued economic growth and subsequent demand for Skilled and Business migrants to support it.

In addition New Zealand have announced a reduction in tax rates from 1st October 2010, with the base rate falling to 17.5% - one of the lowest of any country.

To make sure you're at the front of the queue to take full advantage of the above and the super-fast processing time for a visa, please call one of our licenced advisers on 0845 230 2526.

Visa Stream

Low 2010/11 High 2010/11
Skilled/Business stream 26,900 29,975
Uncapped Family stream 9,900 10,700
Capped Family Sponsored stream 4,950 5,500
International/Humanitarian stream 3,250 3,825
Total Residence Planning 45,000 50,000