Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa

Are you a good fit for a New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa?
The New Zealand Government has published the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) as part of immigration and residence instructions under the Immigration Act 2009. The list is revised periodically to include occupations that have an on-going sustained shortage of skilled workers both in New Zealand and globally.
You are a perfect fit for a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa if you have a job offer, the required qualifications, work experience and occupational registration (needed in some cases) to perform the job duties for an occupation listed in New Zealand’s LTSSL.
You must not be more than 55 years of age to qualify under this visa category.

What is the Length of a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa?

The Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for 30 months. With this visa, you can:
  • Start your journey towards attaining residence to New Zealand while working for up to 30 months in an occupation mentioned in the New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List
  • Apply for New Zealand residency after you have worked for 2 years in an occupation listed in the LTSSL.
A Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa application needs meticulous documentation to establish your eligibility for this visa category.
We are a team of Auckland based immigration experts who have helped many clients get on their pathway to New Zealand residence by obtaining a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa. Do not miss your chance for a 100% free consultation with one of our licensed immigration consultants to explore your best option.

What Conditions are Imposed by a New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa?

You need to be aware of the following conditions imposed on your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa:
  • You can be refused entry if you do not meet the character requirements laid down by Immigration New Zealand
  • You must arrive in New Zealand within 3 months of visa approval
  • Once you enter New Zealand, you can enter and exit the country any number of times within the next 30 months
  • During this time, you must be employed by the particular employer, in the exact location, and in the specific occupation identified in your employment offer that was submitted as part of your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa application.
  • You can engage in studies for a maximum of 3 months within any 12 months
  • You are not allowed to include your partner or dependent children in your visa application. They can, however, apply for their visas based on their relationship with you
Any breach of visa terms will make it difficult for you to attain residence in New Zealand and may even lead to deportation.
Book a 100% free consultation with the immigration experts at NZ Immigration Help to discuss any questions about the terms of your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa. We have many years of experience in helping our clients with their Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visas and the path to New Zealand residency.

What are the Criteria for Obtaining a New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa?

You need to satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for a Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa:
  • Provide proof of identity
  • Provide evidence of good health – a chest X-ray and a medical examination are required
  • Provide evidence of good character – this includes police certificates from your country of citizenship and any country you have spent more than 5 years since turning 17
  • Prove good intention of meeting the terms of your visa
  • You must be less than 55 years old
  • Provide a copy of employment offer for an occupation under New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List
  • Provide evidence of your qualification for the job offered
  • Provide proof of work experience for the position offered
  • Provide proof of New Zealand registration if your occupation needs it, as per the LTSLL
Immigration New Zealand will deny your visa application if they are not convinced. You can count on our expert immigration team to help you create a foolproof application for your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa. Book a 100% free consultation to start the process.

What is the Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa Processing Time?

Immigration New Zealand may take up to 4 months to process your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa application.
Incorrect documentation, lack of evidence and peculiar circumstances can cause further delays in getting your visa approval. NZ Immigration Help has been helping our clients reach their Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa approvals quicker for many years.
We understand what it takes to get a timely and favourable response to your work visa application. Book a 100% free consultation with us today to evaluate your case.

What is the Cost of Obtaining a New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa?

Besides the fee charged by Immigration New Zealand, there are additional costs associated to getting your police clearances, medical examinations, evidence of your qualification and experience to demonstrate that you qualify for the occupation under New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List.
We are fully determined to help our clients get their Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa approval at the least cost.
We work closely with you to provide you with the most cost-effective solution. Book your 100% free consultation today and let our team of immigration experts help you get your Long Term Skill Shortage List Work Visa approval at an affordable price.

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