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Old Oct 11th 2016, 3:56 am   #1
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11 OCTOBER, 2016


Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced changes to the Government’s New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) for the next two years.

“Migrants make a valuable contribution to New Zealand both culturally and economically, and the Government periodically reviews all our immigration settings to make sure they are working as intended,” Mr Woodhouse says.

“While we are confident our immigration settings are working well, the NZRP is reviewed every couple of years to ensure we have the right number and skill mix of people gaining residence.

“As part of that review, today I am announcing a small change to the total number of people gaining residence.

“We will also be making some changes to better manage the Skilled Migrant and Family Categories at a time when demand for gaining residence under these categories continues to grow.”

The changes include:

changing the planning range for residence approvals for the next two years to 85,000 – 95,000 (down from 90,000 – 100,000)
raising the number of points required for residence from 140 to 160 points under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)
reducing the number of places for the capped family categories to 2,000 per year (down from 5,500)
“Increasing the points required to gain residence from 140 to 160 will moderate the growth in applications in the Skilled Migrant Category and enable us to lower the overall number of migrants gaining residence.

“Changes to the Family Category, including temporarily closing the Parent Category to new applications, will also reduce the total number of migrants being granted residence.

“Raising the points will also prioritise access for higher-skilled SMC migrants, ensuring we strike the right balance between attracting skilled workers that allow companies to grow and managing demand in a period of strong growth.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the Government is taking a responsible, pragmatic approach to managing immigration.”
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Evidence of standard of English speaking for principal applicant and others on the application.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...h-requirements
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Two remuneration thresholds are being introduced for applicants applying for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC).

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...tegory-changes

as well as changes to the temp work visa's

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...-work-settings
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New threshold for Investment 2 visa.

Minimum investment amount

$1.5 million Now $3 million

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...-policy-to-use
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So the new changes have been approved on 27th July and start 28th August 2017

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...-work-settings

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...tegory-changes
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Amendments
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File Type: pdf Amendment Circular 2017-11 Essential Skills.pdf (864.5 KB, 30 views)
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here is the new points indicator:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...ator-smc-28aug
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