The Essential Skills in Demand Lists have been updated by Immigration NZ. These are available on the Immigration NZ website.
Queen City Law are experts in helping skilled migrants settle in NZ, you can read more about us here. We work to navigate our clients visa applications through the potential stumbling blocks and obstacles to obtaining residency or a work visa. If your visa has been declined there may be ways your application can be resubmitted with the appropriate paperwork. Check out the Queen City Law Immigration Library for more documents to help you get your application ready. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more help.

The Essential Skills In Demand Lists are the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), the Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and the Canterbury Skill Shortage List (CSSL).  Immigration NZ use the LTSSL for both temporary work and residence instructions. If you come to work in New Zealand based on meeting the LTSSL requirements, you may be eligible for residence through our Work to Residence (LTSSL) instructions, or the Skilled Migrant Category.

Immigration NZ only use the ISSL for temporary work instructions. If you come to work in New Zealand based on meeting the ISSL requirements, there is no direct link to residence. If you have an offer of employment that meets the requirements on the list, Immigration NZ will accept that no New Zealanders are available for the position. See more about the lists, and the review process. INZ use the CSSL for temporary work visas under either the Essential Skills instructions or Work to Residence (LTSSL) instructions. The CSSL contains occupations required during the Canterbury rebuild, following recent earthquakes in the region.

If you have an offer of employment that is not on any of the above lists, you may be eligible for a visa under other immigration instructions. The team at Queen City Law can help you find the most appropriate category of visa.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at Queen City Law for more help.