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Indians In New Zealand

Indians in Newzealand

There are many Indians in New Zealand. The first Indian migrants in New Zealand were from Punjab and Gujarat. Most of the Indians went to New Zealand to support their families in India. People from India started migrating to New Zealand by the end of 18th century. Today many Indians call New Zealand as their home.

New Zealand Immigration for Indians

New Zealand welcomes skilled workers and professionals from India. Indians can migrate to New Zealand under the skilled worker category which is designed to attract highly skilled workers from India and all other parts of the world.

The skilled migration program consists of 2 levels and those are:

  • Lodging an Expression of Interest
  • Invitation to apply for Residency in New Zealand.

Skilled migration program is totally points based system and the applicant need to score 100 points to become eligible for lodging an Expression of Interest. The applicant will be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency if he/she score minimum 140 points or has any of the job offer mentioned in the occupation list.

Job opportunities for Indians

Industries in New Zealand are experiencing the shortage of skilled workers in the following categories. Hence any Indian with skills to fulfill the requirement of New Zealand job market can apply for the Skilled Migration Program.

  • Agriculture and farming
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health and Social Services
  • Information and communications technology
  • Science
  • Trades

Indians who want to migrate to New Zealand can contact New Zealand Visas and get more information on New Zealand Visa services.


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