New Zealand Skilled Migrants & Residence Works Category Application Update. The New Zealand Immigration department has written to skilled migrants and residence workers. This was contained in a memo published by Nga Milhi for New Zealand Immigration. The letter reads;
With the opening of the 2021 Residents Visa, most of the immigration New Zealand staff who were processing skilled migrants and Residence from Work Category application are now processing 2021 Residence Visa Application.
This reflects the recent change to the order in which Residence category Visa application are processed. While we will retain a team of dedicated immigration officers processing skilled migrants and Residence from work category, processing applications for the 2021 Residence Visa is a priority for New Zealand Immigration.
As a results, the allocation of your current skilled Residence Visa application will be delayed by at least two months.
New Zealand Skilled Migrants & Residence Works Category Application Update. Due to this prioritization, and the simplified application and assessment process for the 2021 Residence Visa.
We expect all application will be processed quicker than other skilled Residence applications, with vast majority to be processed within 12 months.
The criteria for the 2021 Residence Visa are clear and easy to assess, to ensure we can manage applications in a timely way. We encourage you to consider applying for a 2021 Resident Visa.
You can check your eligibility on the immigration New Zealand website.