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What is a Highly Paid Residence Visa?
Overview: The Highly Paid Residence Visa offers a direct pathway to New Zealand residency for high-income professionals. This visa category is tailored for individuals whose earnings significantly exceed the median wage, highlighting New Zealand’s commitment to attracting and retaining world-class talent.
Purpose: The primary aim is to bolster New Zealand’s economy by attracting skilled professionals in high-paying roles. This visa helps fill critical skill shortages and promotes economic development by bringing top-tier expertise into the country.
Criteria for Highly Paid Residence Visa
- Income Level: Applicants must earn significantly above the median wage.
- Employment Sector: Priority is given to those in strategically important sectors.
- Job Stability: Proof of stable, high-paying employment is necessary.
- Health and Character Checks: Compliance with New Zealand’s health and character standards.
What is the Process for Highly Paid Residence Visa?
When it comes to applying for a Highly Paid Residence Visa, there are specific steps you need to take to ensure a smooth and successful application. At ICL, we’re here to guide you through every stage of the process.
Applicants must earn significantly above the median wage.
Priority is given to those in strategically important sectors.
Proof of stable, high-paying employment is necessary.
Health and Character Checks
Compliance with New Zealand’s health and character standards.
ICL Immigration’s Service Outline
Assessing your eligibility based on income and professional background.
Outlining the services, fees, and responsibilities.
Assisting in gathering documents and completing the application form.
Handling the submission and communication with Immigration NZ.
Providing ongoing support and updates on application status.
Assistance with relocation and settlement in New Zealand.
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The specific threshold varies but is significantly higher than the median wage.
Yes, under certain conditions.
It often serves as a stepping stone to permanent residency.
Priority is given to certain sectors deemed crucial for economic growth.
Processing times vary based on several factors, including application volume and individual circumstances.
This depends on the terms of the visa and New Zealand’s immigration policies.
This could affect the status of your visa.
This depends on the specific job and sector.
Yes, this visa is open to overseas applicants.
There are no specific age limits, but other criteria must be met.
Disclaimer: The information provided is subject to change based on New Zealand government policies. For the most current information, please refer to Immigration New Zealand or contact ICL Immigration for updated guidance.