To qualify to immigrate to New Zealand, you must meet certain criteria set by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). These criteria can vary depending on the immigration program or category you are applying under, but some general requirements that you will likely need to meet include:
- Good health: You will need to pass a medical examination to ensure that you are not inadmissible to New Zealand on health grounds.
- Good character: You will need to pass a police clearance check and provide proof that you do not have a criminal history or pose a risk to New Zealand’s security.
- English language proficiency: You will need to demonstrate a certain level of English language proficiency, which will be determined by the visa category you are applying for.
- Age: Depending on the category, you will also have a minimum age requirement
- Qualifications: Depending on the category, you will need to demonstrate that you have relevant qualifications or work experience in a specific field.
- Finances: Some categories, you will need to demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself and your family in New Zealand
Overall, you should have a clear understanding of your qualifications, which category or program you will like to apply and check the specific requirements on the INZ official website. It is also recommended to consult an immigration agent or lawyer if you have doubts or confusion about the process.
It is worth mentioning that the current immigration context is affected by COVID-19 and therefore it might have different requirements and changes, so it is important to check the current rules on the INZ website or with an immigration professional.