Green List: Straight to Residence Visa

If you currently work in or have a job offer to work in one of the occupations from Tier 1 Green List, you may be eligible to apply for Green List Straight to Residence Visa. This is a streamlined process which aims to incentivize migrant workers and address worker shortage in highly skilled or hard to fill and high national importance roles in New Zealand.

To be eligbile your employment or offer of employment should be with an accredited employer (and their accreditation is not suspended) at the time the residence application is either made or decided. 

The Applicant is required to have a genuine, permanent, full-time employment (minimum 30 hours per week), or a fixed-term employment of at least 12 months when applying for the Straight to Residence Visa. 

For roles that do not require occupational registration an immigration officer may undertake an ANZSCO susbstantial match assesment to determine whether employment is for a role on the Green List.

The applicant must

  • be 55 years of age or under
  • meet health and character requirements for residence
  • meet the acceptable minimum standard of English
  • meet the requirement set out in the Green List for their role

Client testimonials

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01 09

Great service, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! I highly recommended Sharma Law.

Anuradha Walallavita, Laboratory Technician, Sri Lanka
02 09

I came to Sharma Law with a difficult application. Rahul and his team helped us so much. I and my family can’t thank Rahul and his team enough for all the help and exceptional service.

Anna Liza Gerber, South Africa
03 09

Thank you for your representation, professionalism, and excellence.

Michele & Andres Torres, IT Professional, USA
04 09

Rahul is an incredible Immigration Lawyer in Hamilton. He is a wonderful person, very helpful, and informative. Rahul and his team are friendly, professional, and easy to access. We felt very comfortable with them. I would highly recommend Sharma Law to anyone that is looking for an Immigration Lawyer.

Mayadur Rifat, Solicitor, Bangladesh
05 09

I got my residence from Sharma Law. They are very experienced. Thanks!

Vincent Siow, Malaysia
06 09

Had a wonderful experience working with Sharma Law for my Partnership Visa. My application was complex but Rahul and Alex did a great job in addressing the previous issues and delivered a positive result. I highly recommend Sharma Law.

Shehan Gamage, Canada
07 09

The team at Sharma Law is very efficient and I highly recommend it to everyone. I would personally like to thank Vani for her utmost effort and help during the whole process for my visa.

Hetal Lachhani, Kenya
08 09

Had the best Immigration Journey! Thanks to Rahul Sir and Daman Sir who helped me in the process of applying for an Essential Skills Visa and my Resident Visa. Since the start, they were so organized and had a perfect plan for how to approach and work on the application. Always had easy and timely communication. Totally recommend their service. Finally can call NZ, my home!

Jasmeet Kaur, IT Professional, Waikato
09 09

Since 2017 we have been with Sharma Law having positive experiences every single time till we got our residence approved. Best consultation, handling the case, and giving lots of easy solutions. I highly recommend Sharma Law to everyone. Thank you Sharma Law it was an awesome experience with you.

Mr. Chapagain, Nepal




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