New Zealand is World Renowned as Safest and Friendliest

By: Robet morkal | Posted: 15th March 2011

The Skilled Migrant route is a way to help New Zealand to fill their employment needs. Applicants are selected based upon the value they can add to the New Zealand economy and labour force. This the category that most immigrants to New Zealand qualify under.

The Skilled Migrant route has been segregated into three different categories, nl.:

a) Residence
b) Work to Residence
c) Residence from Work

New Zealand is world renowned as one of the safest and friendliest places to live, as well as for having one of the most unique and beautiful environments, with a plethora of outdoor activities to choose from. As one of the most popular tourist destinations, this international appeal extends further to individuals and families who wish to make the move to New Zealand permanently.

In accordance with immigration policy, there are various categories under which entry may be applied for, including the skilled migrants, business and investment, family quotas, refugee status, and other miscellaneous categories relating to the relationships New Zealand has with its Pacific neighbours. However, the skilled migrant category is by far the main pathway to residency in New Zealand, ensuring that those people entering the country have the desired skills, experience and knowledge to further contribute to the growth of the economy and the creation of employment opportunities.

The skilled migrant category works under a point system, whereby points are earned on the basis of your qualifications, experience and job offer in New Zealand. The process by which this is applied for can be quite confusing to the new arrival, with various stages in the application process which must be strictly adhered to. At the first step, an expression of interest must be submitted, and upon obtaining the required points, the application will be entered into a pool of suitably qualified individuals. Immigration New Zealand will then screen the applications, only choosing the highest qualified, to invite to apply for residency. At this stage, requests are made for all documentation relating to the application, including passports, medical examinations, certificates and other documents verifying your qualifications and experience. The application is then assessed and a decision to grant or deny residency made.

If your parents are suffering with any one condition stated in Appendix 10, then they are not entitled to immigrate under parent sponsorship to New Zealand. But if they don't comprise any of these disorders, this does indicate that they have cleared the medical assessment. You should also prove that your health won't charge more than $25,000 to the New Zealand Health Service.

Measures to avoid Immigration Fraud
While hiring an immigration agent, take care

to research background of the services provided by him,
to check the cost of his services. While each professional charges his fees depending upon his experience and standing in industry, cross check the fees so that he does not charge exorbitant fees.
Make sure to check that he is registered with the bodies accountable for providing registration to agents.
Beware of agents who promise to assist you in making of any fake documents for your immigration.
Beware of agents who tend of boast of their "contacts" with any embassy.
Obtain full receipt of the money paid to such agent.

Internet can help you know a lot about the agent you propose to hire. You can read independent reviews about an agent. As a matter of payback to society, do share feedback about the agent you hire on independent immigration website.

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