NEW ZEALAND: Skilled Migrant Points Threshold

October 21, 2022

Immigration New Zealand has announced it will resume processing Expressions of Interests (EOI) submitted for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) for any new EOIs submitted on or prior to 9 November 2022. The threshold for this initial batch of EOIs on 9 November 2022 will be 160 points.

A 180-point threshold will apply to the second batch of EOIs that are expected to be processed on 18 January 2023. After this date, EOI process will be scheduled every third Wednesday of the month.

INZ has also advised that a new points system will be implemented after June 2023.

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It will be crucial for applicants to ensure that they meet the required points for the EOI processing on the specific dates mentioned above in order for them to progress with their applications.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.