Dear All,

Trust all is well at your end. You guys are doing a great job through this forum.
I have a quick question regarding the SMC visa. I have been contemplating applying SMC visa for quite a long time.
As per the points calculator on New Zealand government's immigration website, I am getting 160 points. Hence I was fairly confident that I'd get this visa.

However very recently I saw this presentation on Youtube from Tuariki Delamere (former minister of immigration for New Zealand) -

He is saying though the applicant has 140+ points, if he/she does not have an job offer in skilled occupation, he/she will be provided with a visa valid only for a restricted period to find a job. Is this true for all applicants without job offer or subject to the answers of applicant during the visa interview.

Thanks in advance for all the help.

Karthik Richards