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The new announcement (on 11th October 2016) will make it a little more difficult for students to get Residence, but should not make a huge difference.
1. The ‘points” requirement for automatic selection has gone from 140 to 160 points (temporarily).
The basic requirement is still to get an offer of a Skilled Job, and for most students that will still be
20 to 30 (age) + 50 (job offer) + 50 (L7 or L8 qualification) = 120 to 130 points
To get the additional points required, students may need some of the following
So, a very good reason to get advice from the experts, and use our Licensed Immigration Adviser services.
2. The English requirement is still IELTS 6.5, but is no longer met by
So, unless gaining a qualification at L8 (minimum) you will need an IELTS test result less than 2 years old at the time of applying for Residence.
Read about more details on Immigration New Zealand website: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/new-zealand-residence-programme-changes/nzrp-smc