Green List – Straight to Residence – OPENS

New Zealand – today marks the opening of the NEW residence pathway [skilled category] since the closing of the 2021 Resident Visa category.

Those applicants meeting the criteria on the Green List [Tier 1] can apply for residence and will be prioritised above other Resident Visa categories.


Applicants must meet the following requirements when they apply for their resident visa: 

  • be 55 years old or younger;
  • be able to meet the English language requirements;
  • be able to meet standard health and character requirements for residence; and 
  • have or have been offered a job with an accredited employer. 

Employment or offer of employment must: 

  • be for at least 12 months, or, 
  • be a contract or contracts for services totalling at least six months.   

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