Most Filipinos who express interest in migrating to New Zealand are professionals. These Filipinos have degrees and have a considerable work
experience which could be competitive in the New Zealand job market. These Filipinos are the ones who ask for the assistance of Immigration Consultants.
If these Filipino applicants are professionals, why then do they still need assistance from an immigration consultant? There are two main reasons for this, first, they do not know the process of application, second, they do not have the luxury of time to process their application.
For the latter, there is no argument on that. For the first reason, TNZF will be providing a summary of steps for processing a Skilled Migrant Application.
Qualification Quick Check
Check your qualifications using the Quick check. Simply answer the questions then click “Calculate” to get your results.
Now see if you meet the Skilled Migrant Category points threshold. This points indicator is a guide only. Its sole use is for you to get an indication of whether you would qualify for the 100 points that you need to submit an Expression of Interest. Your final, true points score will be the one that is assessed by our branch staff when assessing your EOI.
Check also if your qualification is listed on the Immediate Shortage List July 2006. If your qualification is on the list, then you have an advantage.
Expression of Interest
Read the Expression of Interest Guidelines before filling up the Online Expression of Interest Application.
Expression of Interest could be sent to Immigration New Zealand or could be done online whichever is convenient to the applicant.
Your Score is 140 Points or more
If your score is more 140 points or more, you will be automatically accepted into the pool of migrant to be invited to aplly for residence under the
Skilled Migrant Category.
Complete Residence Application
Complete your residence application and send it to Immigration New Zealand within 4 months, along with the application fee and your supporting documents.
It is in this stage that you need to process your New Zealand Qualifications Authority recognation of your degree. Likewise, your evidence of English Proficiency through the International English Language Test (IELTS). This may not be required to have your application approved, but for those applicants who are marginal, including these documents in their application will boost the possibility of approval.
If you have a job offer in New Zealand, then you have an advantage.
Assesed to have the Potential
If you are assessed to have the potential to meet settlement and contribution requirements, you will be offered a work permit under the Work to Residence Policy.
Immigration Consultants also follow the same procedure, pay the same fee to Immigration New Zealand as the fee you should have paid if you have processed the application yourself. But of course, these consultants will be charging you hefty fees on top of whatever processing fees they have incurred in your application.
If you are planning to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category, TNZF suggest that you do it personally. Just save whatever extra money you have in preparation for your arrival in New Zealand.
Other Useful Links
A complete flow
diagram of the application
Recognised Philippine Qualifications
Points Table and Bonus Points Table.
Occupations Requiring Registration