NZ Immigration Expressions of Interest

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The NZIS has published the February 18 figures for successful Expressions of Interest in the Skilled Migrant Category. This was the fourth draw of 2015.

A total of 634 Expressions of Interest – representing 1,331 people – were selected. These applicants will now undergo preliminary checks to decide whether an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.

496 out of the 634 applications were from people who already have job offers or a job.

EOIs were selected as follows:

  • 525 EOIs were selected that had a points total of 140 or more;
  • 109 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, 634 EOIs were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.

953 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:

CountrySelected EOI’s
India28%
Philippines12%
China11%
UK10%
South Africa3%
Fiji3%
Pakistan3%
Ireland3%
Malaysia2%
Germany2%
Other Countries23%

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