New Zealand Skilled Migrant Points Test Calculator

Pass mark : 160 points

New Zealand Skilled Migration Points Test


    You can also qualify for bonus points for employment in specific industry areas, employment outside Auckland and qualifications gained in New Zealand.
    You will have a better chance of qualifying for residence if you have skills that New Zealand employers are finding hard to source within New Zealand. Bonus points are available for employment, work experience and qualifications in identified areas of growth or absolute skill shortage or within identified clusters. Bonus points are also available for employment outside Auckland and for qualifications gained in New Zealand over at least two years.

  • Bonus points for employment or offer of employment in:
  • Bonus points if work experience in New Zealand
  • Additional bonus points for work experience in an identified future growth area, identified cluster or area of absolute skills shortage:
  • Bonus points for:
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  • e.g. Melbourne, Australia
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    If you would like one of our immigration advisers to contact you for an assessment of the points test and skills assessment eligibility please upload your resume
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The pool mark for the New Zealand Skilled Migrant program is 100 points. However, due to the competitive nature of these visas, a pool mark does not guarantee an invitation to apply and you need 160 points to get an invite.

The invitation mark can and does fluctuate depending on the time of year, number of candidates for the nominated occupation and the current occupation ceiling.

To ensure you have a competitive advantage over all other potential applicants please contact us for a consultation. The above Points test is provided as a guide only and may not be indicative of the points assigned by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

At consultation, our Skilled Migration experts will ensure you claim the most points possible under current migration legislation, which could prove the difference between receiving an invitation and not.