New Zealand Immigration Points Calculator

The Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa is the most popular NZ visa. To apply for this visa Immigration New Zealand invites the people, who have the skills to contribute to economic growth of the country. The Immigration NZhas designed the Skilled Immigration Points Calculatorto allow suitable foreign skilled workers to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for SMC Visa. The EOI includes the information about your employment in New Zealand, work experience, and qualifications, etc.The points table shows the points that are applicable on and after 28 August 2017.

If your EOIis selected,the Immigration NZ will offer you the opportunity to apply to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

The given NZ Immigration point calculator is a guide only and only an immigration officer can award you points during their assessment of your visa application.If you are able to claim at least 100 points as per this NZ immigration point system, you may be eligible to apply for Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa. Points for Age factors The age is one of the key selection factors of NZ immigration. You can obtain maximum 30 points for this factor depending upon your age group.

Age Points
20-39 30
40-44 20
45-49 10
50-55 5


Skilled Employment

You can earn valuable immigration points for your skilled employment. You can earn maximum 50 points for this factor

Current Employment or Offer of Employment Points
I'm already working in skilled employment in New Zealand 50
Work In an area of absolute skills shortage 10
Work in a region outside Auckland 30
I have pay above the high remuneration threshold 20


Points for Recognized Qualifications

Immigration NZ allocates valuable points (up to 70 points) for your recognized qualification.

Qualification Level Points
Level 3 to 6on the NZQF (i.e. Trade Qualification, Diploma) 40
Level 7 or 8 on the NZQF (i.e. a Bachelor's degree, Bachelor’s Degree with Honors) 50
Level 9 or 10 on the NZQF (i.e. a Post graduate) 70


New Zealand qualification (Studied full-time in New Zealand)

You can earn key points for your qualification obtained in NZ (maximum up to 15 points)

NZ Qualification Points
2 yearof full-time study in New Zealand completing a post-graduate degree 15
1 year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a post-graduate degree 10
2 years full-time study in New Zealand completing a Bachelor's degree 10
Recognized level 4-8 qualification (Before 25 July 2011) 5
Any Recognized qualification started before 25 July 2022- 2 years or more 5


Skilled Work Experience

NZ allocates some crucial points (maximum 50) for your Skilled Work Experience.

Skilled Work Experience Points
2 Years 10
4 Years 20
6 Years 30
8 Years 40
10 Years or more 50


New Zealand Work Experience

You can add some valuable points (maximum 15 points) to your profile if you have NZ work experience.

New Zealand Work Experience Points
I have at least one year of New Zealand work experience 10
I have 2-5 years of work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage 10
I have 6 years or more work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage 15


Points for Partner Credentials

You can get points, if your partner speaks English at the same level that you speak and has work experience, etc. as well.

Partner Points
My partner is working in skilled employment, or has been offered skilled employment, in New Zealand 20
My partner has a recognised qualification Level 7-8 10
My partner has a recognised qualification Level 9-10 20

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