NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION POLICY
New Zealand has a very clearly defined immigration policy which makes allowances for skilled migrants, family reunion and businesses, to name the major ones. This has been more streamlined over the years making it far more transparent, enabling the country to attract the sort of migrants they require.
With English being one of the official languages of South Africa, it is a very important factor when making an application to emigrate. It is thus far easier for South Africans to qualify and obtain employment.
Such a young country like New Zealand actively recruits quality migrants who will make a sound contribution to its economy in various ways. South Africans make up a large portion of the migrant applications processed each year, and we believe in general bring much to the country.
Our lifestyle, cultural background and willingness to integrate into New Zealand society make this transition a far easier one than moving to some countries in the northern hemisphere.
It is a sad fact that South Africa’s loss is New Zealand’s gain as we see how many well educated, quality migrants depart each year to make a new life in New Zealand.
As New Zealand has a population of only 4.5 million people it has the ability, with a clear cut and well run immigration system, to attract the very best to its shores. Migrants must have the ability to settle well in order to migrate.
Having dealt with immigration issues and policies for 22 years, Sharon is well aware of the complexity and often inflexibility of the policy which makes it imperative for prospective migrants to obtain the correct advice and make use of a licensed adviser, who can assist them throughout the entire process.
Documentation must be complete, accurate and correct in order to avoid delays. This is the area in which most migrants fail, with a high failure rate of those attempting the process without a licensed adviser. This could prove very costly and stressful as well as frustrating for those individuals.
The main categories are Skilled Migrant, Business Migrant, Family Reunion, and Temporary Visas which include work, visitor and student visas.
The largest category by far is the Skilled Migrant Category which works on a points system. A selection takes place fortnightly.
SKILLED MIGRANT CATEGORY: POINTS PRE ASSESSMENT
For those who wish to find out in advance whether they qualify under the skilled migrant category (the largest immigration category), simply fill the in the POINTS PRE ASSESSMENT form. You will be pre-qualified by one of our licensed advisors.
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In order to find employment or claim points under the Skilled Migrant Policy, some professions will require registration. For example, it is compulsory for all teachers wishing to teach in government schools in New Zealand to be registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council. We will advise which professions require registration on seeing a client’s occupation.
NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATION AUTHORITY
This was established by the Ministry of Education to coordinate an accessible and flexible qualification system that meets New Zealand and internationally recognized standards.
It manages the accreditation and approval of nationally recognized courses and overseas courses.
If you plan to live in New Zealand, you may need to get your international qualifications recognized so that you can work, study or apply to immigrate.
You need to then apply for an International Qualifications Assessment. In this case we can do the application for you.
For purposes of teaching in New Zealand it is compulsory to have your qualifications assessed and this is also required for purposes of setting your salary.
Furthermore if your qualification is NOT on the “List of Qualifications Exempt from Assessment,” or the “List of Qualifications Recognized as an Exemption” you will need to have your qualifications assessed by the NZQA unless you have full or provisional occupational registration and your qualification had already been assessed by a New Zealand organization, as comparable with a New Zealand qualification.
A pre or interim qualification assessment can be done by us to determine in the space of a few days what the level of your qualification/s will be, where after a full qualifications assessment can be carried out if necessary.