Skilled migrant resident visa


The government has announced that the Skilled Migrant Resident Visa category will re-open in November 2022.

Gradually the immigration policy is returning to a fully useable situation. People needing visas in all categories can have confidence in the policy again. Skilled Migrant: Some basic facts to consider.

Stage 1. Expression of Interest. (EOI)
Immigration NZ costs $590.00

Timeframe first selection from the pool will be 9th November 2022

Then in the new year (2023) every 3rd Wednesday of every monthAtesh Narayan will assist you in determining the level of points needed to qualify to lodge an EOI. Currently, 160 points are needed to be placed into the EOI pool for selection to move to the next stage. The wait then begins to be invited to apply for residence.

Stage 2. Application

When applying for residence, the Immigration NZ (INZ) cost is $4890.00. This, as you can see, is a substantial cost based on the considerable processing needed to be done by INZ staff.

The cost of Atesh fully organising your package of presentable information is an additional cost to the INZ figure mentioned earlier. Atesh, determines his costs based on the amount of time he dedicatee’s to launching the online EOI and then the residence application when invited to do so by INZ. Costs vary as individual circumstances vary.

The time it will take for INZ to fully process a skilled migrant application is yet to be determined and at this point, it is deemed unhelpful to guess. INZ will release timeframes later when their processing is flowing smoothly again.


Get your resident visa application in today!
Don’t put this important decision off until later
If you want to stay, then don’t delay

Atesh Narayan (Mr.). Award-winning Immigration team
Immigration Adviser


Tel: 09 279 7283
Mob 021 168 7230

Auckland South Immigration Consultants are now taking appointments for clients to discuss their individual situations and will launch applications as instructed

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Helping thousands of families achieve their residency, our priority is your requirements, ensuring a swift, professional and enjoyable experience.


As Auckland’s leading immigration Consultants, we are experts at assisting those who would like to migrate to New Zealand.

Whether it is a skilled migrant visa, work to residence visa, work visa, essential skills work visa, residence visa or something else that you require, our fully licensed immigration advisers can provide you with up to date information  and walk you  through advice.

Below is a list of the visas and migration options that we can help you with.

Work Visa

Visitor Visa

Assists you in coming over to New Zealand for a holiday or to stay in New Zealand temporarily. It is usually for visiting friends and relatives as well as sightseeing or could be for a dependent of a work visa or a student visa holder.

Visitor Visa

Student Visa

This enables a client to gain primary, secondary as well as tertiary education in New Zealand.  Auckland South Immigration Consultants Limited liaises with various recognised Tertiary Institutions to assist in career development in many occupations

Student Visa NZ

Work Visa

This could be through a job offer from a New Zealand employer, gaining Study to Work Instructions through a Graduate Job Search Visa or a Graduate work experience visa, joining a New Zealand resident or citizen as a partner or joining a student or work visa holder.

Residence Visa

A resident visa allows you to travel to and enter New Zealand anytime and allows you to stay in New Zealand Indefinitely.

Family/Partner Catagory Visa

Involves all types of visa applications. Talk to us today to see how we can help.

Skilled Migrant Visa

See the new changes to legislation for 2022/23

Paretnal Residence Visa

See the new changes to legislation for 2022/23

Special Cases

Pacific Access Category

New Zealand welcomes a number of citizens from the Pacific to settle in New Zealand each year.

Section 61 - Unlawful overstay

New Zealand welcomes a number of citizens from the Pacific to settle in New Zealand each year.

Domestic Violence

In cases of domestic violence, Immigration New Zealand may grant a special visa to allow continued stay in the country.

Deportation & Appeals

Deportation can be triggered by a number of factors. Let the team at ASIC see your situation and help.

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