Expression of Interest selection

The first step in applying for residency under the Skilled Migrant Category is to make an Expression of Interest.

In the EOI you tell Immigration New Zealand about yourself, your skills, and your work prospects.

EOIs will be selected from the Immigration New Zealand's ‘pool’ every two weeks. EOIs are selected periodically from the Pool according to their points ranking in sufficient numbers to suit the places available at the time of selection. An EOI is current for a period of six months from the date of initial entry to the Pool.

To enter into the EOI Pool, you must meet prerequisites for health, character, English language and, age.

If your EOI is suitable , it will be drawn from the pool and on consideration you may be invited to apply for residency.