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    Default Direct Permanent Residence

    Hi everyone,

    I have read somewhere that you can get permanent residency directly without having to apply for resident visa if you satisfy a few conditions one of which was a salary of $91000 per annum.
    Can someone please share the link for that.
    TIA

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    It only applies to Work to Residence visas where the original visa was issued before October 2019: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/#30628.htm
    INZ is currently allocating SMC applications lodged in July 2019, so the wait might not be too long for you now.

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    There are one circumstance where one may be granted a Permanent Resident Visa without having first applied for a Resident Visa, and that is for people directly affected by the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks who meet the requirements set out at S4.30.

    There are limited circumstances where one may be granted an immediate Permanent Resident Visa upon application for a Resident Visa. These are:

    • an application for a Resident Visa under the Partnership Category, by a person who meets the requirements set out at F2.5.1;
    • an application for a Resident Visa under the Talent (Accredited Employer) Category, by a person who meets the requirements set out at RW2.1;
    • an application for a Resident Visa by a quota refugee, asylum seeker or protected person under S3.10, or a community organisation sponsored refugee under S4.25;
    • people directly affected by the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks, as above.


    Anyone not falling in any of the above categories must first obtain a Resident Visa, and may only obtain a Permanent Resident Visa by meeting the requirements set out in RV2.

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    Thanks Downsouth,

    This is exactly what I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelerei View Post
    There are one circumstance where one may be granted a Permanent Resident Visa without having first applied for a Resident Visa, and that is for people directly affected by the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks who meet the requirements set out at S4.30.

    There are limited circumstances where one may be granted an immediate Permanent Resident Visa upon application for a Resident Visa. These are:

    • an application for a Resident Visa under the Partnership Category, by a person who meets the requirements set out at F2.5.1;
    • an application for a Resident Visa under the Talent (Accredited Employer) Category, by a person who meets the requirements set out at RW2.1;
    • an application for a Resident Visa by a quota refugee, asylum seeker or protected person under S3.10, or a community organisation sponsored refugee under S4.25;
    • people directly affected by the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks, as above.


    Anyone not falling in any of the above categories must first obtain a Resident Visa, and may only obtain a Permanent Resident Visa by meeting the requirements set out in RV2.
    Thanks Kelerei for the information,
    I was looking for the second bullet point which is WTR.

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