Policy Changes for New Zealand Announced

July 11, 2007


Immigration New Zealand have announced a number of changes to the Skilled Migrant Policy, effective from 30th July 2007.

  • Increased bonus points for skilled employment, recognised qualifications, and work experience in an identified future growth area.
  • Removal of bonus points for skilled employment, recognised qualifications, and work experience in an identified cluster.
  • Increased bonus points for a partner's offer of skilled employment in NZ from 10 to 20 points.
  • Reduced number of years required to be awarded points for work experience in NZ.
  • Separate bonus points awarded for a recognised NZ qualification and for two years of full-time study in NZ.
  • An extra 10 bonus points for a post-graduate recognised NZ qualification.
  • Increased bonus points for a partner's recognised qualification from 10 to 20 points.

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