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