The NZIS has published the May 27 figures for successful Expressions of Interest in the Skilled Migrant Category. This was the eleventh draw of 2015.
A total of 688 Expressions of Interest – representing 1,438 people – were selected. These applicants will now undergo preliminary checks to decide whether an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
582 out of the 688 applications were from people who already have job offers or a job.
EOIs were selected as follows:
- 537 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or more;
- 151 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140, and included points for offers of skilled employment or current skilled employment in New Zealand.
As a result, 661 EOIs were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.
929 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) remain in the pool following the selection. While these EOIs satisfied the general requirements for NZ immigration, they did not meet the selection criteria applied on this occasion. They may potentially be selected in a future draw.
The 10 countries most people were selected from: