New Zealand Student visa offers overseas immigrants the pathway to residence visa post-qualification via the Study to Work to Residence pathway.
WORK VISA POST STUDY – OPEN
Upon obtaining qualifications in New Zealand adhering to requirements of policy specified for New Zealand Student visa, students can apply for Work visa post study –open. It is valid for 12 months and is offered to qualified graduates in New Zealand to search jobs relevant to their core study area. It is an open work visa and job offer is not mandatory. Students can work for any employer in any role during the validity of the visa, as quoted by the Kaimah Co NZ.
WORK VISA POST STUDY – EMPLOYER NOMINATED
After obtaining a job in a role that is related to their core study area, students can apply for Work visa post study – Employer Nominated. It is valid for 24 months and permits immigrants who have gained qualifications via New Zealand Student visa to obtain work experience relevant to their area of study.
Students must possess relevant job offer, a nomination from Employer and must work in the position nominated by the Employer. Nevertheless, they can apply for a change of visa conditions if they intend to change the Employer.
PATH TO RESIDENCE
New Zealand Student visa offers a path for obtaining residence and to settle via the Study-work-residence pathway. It is a popular pathway for obtaining residence and settling in New Zealand through the residence visa. More and more residence visa applications that are successful through the Skilled Migrant Category are from the overseas students. They obtain a qualification in New Zealand through the student visa and skilled work experience after gaining the qualifications.
If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to New Zealand, contact Y-Axis, the world’s most trusted Immigration & Visa Consultant.