21 December 2016 at 9:00 am
Residence Programme Changes
Immigration New Zealand has clarified recent changes to the residency programme.
On 12 October 2016, the number of points required to be selected to apply for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category was raised from 140 to 160. Changes were also made to the way applicants prove their English language ability.
You can find detailed information on the changes here.
No changes were made to Post Study Work Visa options.
Once students have graduated, they may want to stay on and work in New Zealand for a while to gain work experience, or even consider staying in New Zealand permanently. There are pathways that make it easier for those graduates to stay, if they meet certain conditions. You can find out more here.