A good number of individuals immigrate to the country of New Zealand every year looking for permanent residence in this country. This immigration is done with the help of New Zealand permanent residence visa. New Zealand Permanent Residence Visa covers Skilled Migrant, Family & Defacto Partner categories.
The category of Skilled Migrant is a points system in which the immigrant can score points for certain factors. These factors include age, job offer, work experience and qualification. The immigration procedure under the Skilled Migrant category is a two step process. The first step requires the submission of the application form which serves as an expression of interest form. The second step requires the application for permanent residence, if selected by the authority.
To submit the expression of interest form, the individual needs to have a minimum of one hundred points. After submission the application goes to the pool of applications where several other applications also exist. The top scorer of points is invited every two weeks by the New Zealand Immigration service for the next step which is the application of permanent residence.
Apart from the Skilled Migrant category, New Zealand permanent residence visa encompass family categories too. This family category again can be subdivided into two categories namely Adult Sibling or Adult Child category and Defacto partner category. The former subcategory deals with immigration of family members while the later is concerned with couples immigrating to this part of the world.
In the adult sibling category, the applicant needs to prove that he or she is the one and only immediate member of the family living in the home country and have a job offer in New Zealand. They need to be sponsored by a New Zealand citizen too. While in the defacto category the applicant needs to prove that he or she has been living with the partner (who is a resident of New Zealand) for at least twelve months who is a resident of New Zealand.