July 2007

Requirements for the Skilled Migrant Category

Applicants and their dependents need to qualify to the minimum requirements to be accepted into the New Zealand Migration under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Minimum Requirements

Family members included in the application must satisfy the set standards on:

Good Health: If the Expression of Interest is accepted and the applicant is invited to apply for residence. A medical assessment for each family member by an approved doctor must be submitted with the application.

Good Character: The applicant need to provide a police certificate and evidence for all applicants over 17 years. Some people who have committed serious crimes will not be allowed into New Zealand at all. Section 7(1) of the Immigration Act outlines what disqualifies an applicant in these terms.

English Language Proficiency: The applicant and dependents need to meet a certain level of ability in spoken and written English. Usually, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate is required as a proof of proficiency.

Occupational Registration: Some professions and trades require occupational registration to be able want to practice in New Zealand. If the applicant profession require registration and do not have it, the applicant will be unable to work in the chosen occupation under the Skilled Migrant Category.

If the principal applicant and dependents can qualify the above minimum requirements, process the Expression of Interest will be the next step.


Philippine Politics – Nothing New

Three(3) months after the national election, the Commission on Election has not proclaimed all its official winners yet. Election protests, allegations of election fraud or any other unimaginable accusations are launched towards the winners by the losers just to delay their official proclamation. In the process, magic tricks are undergoing to overturn any current result.

This political scenario is not new anymore. Since time immemorial in Philippine politics, there has been no changes, the losers always accuse the winners of cheating, the current administration alleges the opposition of treason, sedition, etc, etc.

These are all dirty tactics in politics. Anything and everything need to be done by the politicians to be able to sit in a public office. After taking the seat, payback starts (a milder word for corruption) on the disadvantage of the Filipino people. Instead of focusing on how to improve government services, the economy and the lives of the poor Filipinos, politicians are busy on their personal interests of how to regain the money spent during the election campaign period.

Poor Filipinos, there is nothing they could gain from the politicians. No wonder, Filipinos want to migrate to other countries like New Zealand to have a better life.


The New Zealand Filipino – Not a Recruitment Agency

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Our mission is to provide insights and helpful tips to our kababayans on their application for immigration and how to make their plight in New Zealand upon arrival more remarkable and not a nightmare.

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