Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini

Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini in 2023


To immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini you will first need to apply for an Immigration visa. New Zealand is a popular long term Immigration destination for liSwati Citizens. Individuals and families are drawn to New Zealand for its quality of life, nature, strong economy and safe environment.


How to Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini


These are the most popular ways to Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini


Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini with a Work Visa


If you have a job offer from a New Zealand employer then you might be eligible for a work visa. The most common types of work visas for Eswatini Citizens are the Essential Skills Work Visa and the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa.


The Essential Skills Work Visa is for liSwati applicants who have a job offer in an occupation that is in demand in New Zealand.


The Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa is for applicants from Eswatini who have a job offer from an accredited employer, which is a company that has been approved by the New Zealand government to recruit workers from overseas.


Both types of work visas require you to meet the following criteria:


  • having a job offer
  • passing a health
  • passing a character check
  • having enough money to support yourself while you’re in New Zealand


Study Visas are popular for liSwati Citizens to Immigrate to New Zealand


To be eligible for a New Zealand student visa as a Citizen of Eswatini you’ll need to have been accepted onto a course at a New Zealand educational institution and have enough money to support yourself while you’re studying. You will also need to pass a health and character check.


As an liSwati Citizen studying in New Zealand you’ll be permitted to work part time during term time and full time during the holidays. If you have a spouse from Eswatini joining you in New Zealand they’ll be able to work full time.


Once you’ve completed your studies, you may be able to apply for a work visa or a post-study work visa, which allows you to work in New Zealand for a certain period of time after you’ve completed your studies.


Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini on a Family Visa


If you have a family member who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident they may be able to sponsor you for a New Zealand visa. The most common types of family visas for liSwati Citizens are:


  • Parent Retirement Visa
  • Partner Visa
  • Child Visa


  • The Parent Retirement Visa is for liSwati parents of New Zealand citizens or residents who want to live in New Zealand permanently.
  • The Partner Visa is for applicants from Eswatini who are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident.
  • The Child Visa is for liSwati children of New Zealand citizens or residents who want to live in New Zealand permanently.


Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini as a Skilled Migrant


This is a points-based system that allows liSwati individuals to apply for permanent residence in New Zealand based on their qualifications, work experience, age and language ability. To be eligible to relocate to New Zealand from Eswatini as a Skilled Migrant you must pass a points test and eligibility criteria:


  1. Have an occupation in on the LTSSL (New Zealand Occupation in Demand List)
  2. Be aged under 55 years of age
  3. Have a functional level of English
  4. Score at least 100 points on the New Zealand Points Calculator


The first step in Immigrating to New Zealand from Eswatini as a Skilled Migrant is to have an occupation that is ‘in demand’ in New Zealand.


The current occupations in Demand in New Zealand for liSwati applicants are:

Occupations A - D

accommodation and hospitality managers 141999
Accountant 221111
Actuary 224111
acupuncturist 252211
advertising manager 131113
advertising specialist 225111
Aeronautical Engineer 233911
Agricultural Consultant 234111
Agricultural Engineer 233912
Agricultural Scientist 234112
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) 323111
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical) 323112
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures) 323113
ambulance officer 411111
anaesthetic technician 311211
anaesthetist 253211
Analyst Programmer 261311
animal attendants and trainers (nec) 361199
apiarist 121311
aquaculture farmer 121111
arborist 362212
Architect 232111
architectural draftsperson 312111
architectural, building and surveying technicians 312199
art teacher (private tuition) 249211
artistic director 212111
Artistic Director 212111
arts administrator or manager 139911
Arts Administrator or Manager 139911
Audiologist 252711
Automotive Electrician 321111
baker 351111
Barrister 271111
beef cattle farmer 121312
Biochemist 234513
Biomedical Engineer 233913
Biotechnologist 234514
Boat Builder and Repairer 399111
book or script editor 212212
Botanist 234515
Bricklayer 331111
building inspector 312113
business machine mechanic 342311
butcher or smallgoods maker 351211
Cabinetmaker 394111
cabler (data and telecommunications) 342411
cafe or restaurant manager 141111
camera operator (film, television or video) 399512
cardiac technician 311212
Cardiologist 253312
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512
careers counsellor 272111
Carpenter 331212
Carpenter and Joiner 331211
Cartographer 232213
Chef 351311
Chemical Engineer 233111
chemical plant operator 399211
Chemist 234211
chemistry technician 311411
Child Care Centre Manager 134111
Chiropractor 252111
Civil Engineer 233211
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211
Civil Engineering Technician 312212
Clinical Haematologist 253313
Clinical Psychologist 272311
commodities trader 222111
community worker 411711
company secretary 221211
complementary health therapists (nec) 252299
Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263111
conference and event organiser 149311
Conservator 234911
Construction Project Manager 133111
contract administrator 511111
cook 351411
copywriter 212411
corporate services manager 132111
cotton grower 121211
counsellors (nec) 272199
crop farmers (nec) 121299
customer service manager 149212
dairy cattle farmer 121313
dance teacher (private tuition) 249212
dancer or choreographer 211112
Dancer or Choreographer 211112
database administrator 262111
dental specialist 252311
dental technician 411213
dentist 252312
Dermatologist 253911
Developer Programmer 261312
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 253917
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212
dietitian 251111
director (film, television, radio or stage) 212312
disabilities services officer 411712

Occupations D - I

diversional therapist 411311
diving instructor (open water) 452311
dog handler or trainer 361111
Drainer / Drainlayer 334113
dressmaker or tailor 393213
drug and alcohol counsellor 272112
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 241111
earth science technician 311412
Economist 224311
education adviser 249111
education managers (nec) 134499
Educational Psychologist 272312
Electrical Engineer 233311
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312
Electrician 341111
Electrician (Special Class) 341112
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315
Electronics Engineer 233411
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912
Endocrinologist 253315
Engineering Manager 133211
Engineering Professional nec 233999
Engineering Technologist 233914
enrolled nurse 411411
Environmental Consultant 234312
Environmental Engineer 233915
Environmental Manager 139912
Environmental Research Scientist 234313
Environmental Scientist nec 234399
External Auditor 221213
facilities manager 149913
family and marriage counsellor 272113
family support worker 411713
farrier 322113
fashion designer 232311
Fibrous Plasterer 333211
film and video editor 212314
finance broker 222112
finance manager 132211
financial brokers (nec) 222199
financial dealers (nec) 222299
financial investment adviser 222311
financial investment manager 222312
financial market dealer 222211
Fitter (General) 323211
Fitter and Turner 323212
Fitter-Welder 323213
florist 362111
flower grower 121212
Food Technologist 234212
footballer 452411
Footballer 452411
Forester / Forest Scientist 234113
fruit or nut grower 121213
furniture finisher 394211
gallery or museum curator 224212
gardener (general) 362211
Gasfitter 334114
Gastroenterologist 253316
General Practitioner 253111
geologist 234411
Geophysicist 234412
Geotechnical Engineer 233212
Glazier 333111
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) 121214
grape grower 121215
graphic designer 232411
greenkeeper 362311
gymnastics coach or instructor 452312
hairdresser 391111
hardware technician 313111
health and welfare services managers (nec) 134299
health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) 251999
health information manager 224213
health promotion officer 251911
horse riding coach or instructor 452313
Horse Trainer 361112
hospital pharmacist 251511
hotel or motel manager 141311
human resource manager 132311
Hydrogeologist 234413
ICT account manager 225211
ICT Business Analyst 261111
ICT business development manager 225212
ICT customer support officer 313112
ICT managers (nec) 135199
ICT project manager 135112
ICT quality assurance engineer 263211
ICT sales representative 225213
ICT Security Specialist 262112
ICT support and test engineers (nec) 263299
ICT support engineer 263212
ICT support technicians (nec) 313199
ICT systems test engineer 263213
ICT trainer 223211
illustrator 232412

Occupations I - P

Industrial Engineer 233511
industrial pharmacist 251512
information and organisation professionals (nec) 224999
insurance agent 611211
insurance broker 222113
insurance loss adjuster 599612
intensive care ambulance paramedic 411112
Intensive Care Specialist 253317
interior designer 232511
Internal Auditor 221214
interpreter 272412
jeweller 399411
jewellery designer 232313
Joiner 331213
journalists and other writers (nec) 212499
judicial and other legal professionals (nec) 271299
laboratory manager 139913
Land Economist 224511
Landscape Architect 232112
landscape gardener 362213
librarian 224611
library technician 399312
life science technician 311413
Life Scientist 234599
Life Scientist (General) 234511
Lift Mechanic 341113
livestock farmers (nec) 121399
Locksmith 323313
make up artist 399514
Management Accountant 221112
Management Consultant 224711
manufacturer 133411
Marine Biologist 234516
marketing specialist 225113
massage therapist 411611
Materials Engineer 233112
mathematician 224112
meat inspector 311312
Mechanical Engineer 233512
mechanical engineering technician 312512
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611
medical laboratory technician 311213
Medical Oncologist 253314
Medical Practitioner 253999
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212
medical technicians (nec) 311299
Metal Fabricator 322311
metal fitters and machinists (nec) 323299
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214
metallurgical or materials technician 312912
Metallurgist 234912
Meteorologist 234913
Microbiologist 234517
middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ) 241311
Midwife 254111
mine deputy 312913
Mining Engineer 233611
mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411
mixed crop farmer 121216
mixed livestock farmer 121317
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213
Multimedia Specialist 261211
music director 211212
Music Director 211212
music professionals (nec) 211299
music teacher (private tuition) 249214
Musician (Instrumental) 211213
Natural and Physical Science Professional 234999
naturopath 252213
Naval Architect / Marine Designer 233916
network administrator 263112
network analyst 263113
Neurologist 253318
Neurosurgeon 253513
newspaper or periodical editor 212412
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213
nurse educator 254211
nurse manager 254311
Nurse Practitioner 254411
nurse researcher 254212
Nursing Clinical Director 134212
nutritionist 251112
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 253913
occupational health and safety adviser 251312
Occupational Therapist 252411
Ophthalmologist 253914
Optometrist 251411
organisation and methods analyst 224712
Organisational Psychologist 272313
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514
orthoptist 251412
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912
Osteopath 252112
Other Spatial Scientist 232214
other sports coach or instructor 452317
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515
Paediatric Surgeon 253516

Occupaqtions P - S

Painting Trades Worker 332211
Panelbeater 324111
pastrycook 351112
patents examiner 224914
Pathologist 253915
performing arts technicians (nec) 399599
Petroleum Engineer 233612
pharmacy technician 311215
photographer 211311
Physicist 234914
Physiotherapist 252511
pig farmer 121318
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 253517
Plumber (General) 334111
Podiatrist 252611
poultry farmer 121321
power generation plant operator 399213
precision instrument maker and repairer 323314
Pressure Welder 322312
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213
primary products inspectors (nec) 311399
primary school teacher 241213
print finisher 392111
print journalist 212413
printing machinist 392311
private tutors and teachers (nec) 249299
production manager (forestry) 133511
production manager (manufacturing) 133512
production manager (mining) 133513
Production or Plant Engineer 233513
program director (television or radio) 212315
program or project administrator 511112
Psychiatrist 253411
Psychologists 272399
psychotherapist 272314
public relations professional 225311
quality assurance manager 139914
Quantity Surveyor 233213
Radiation Oncologist 253918
Radiocommunications Technician 313211
records manager 224214
recreation officer 272612
recruitment consultant 223112
Registered Nurse 254499
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416
Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 254417
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424
rehabilitation counsellor 272114
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322
research and development manager 132511
resident medical officer 253112
residential care officer 411715
retail buyer 639211
retail pharmacist 251513
Rheumatologist 253323
Roof Plumber 334115
roof tiler 333311
sales and marketing manager 131112
school principal 134311
science technicians (nec) 311499
Secondary School Teacher 241411
sheep farmer 121322
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211
Shipwright 399112
signwriter 399611
Small Engine Mechanic 321214
snowsport instructor 452314
social professionals (nec) 272499
Social Worker 272511
Software and Applications Programmer 261399
Software Engineer 261313
software tester 261314
Solicitor 271311
Solid Plasterer 333212
Sonographer 251214
sound technician 399516
Special Education Teacher 241599
Special Needs Teacher 241511
specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop 139999
Specialist Physician 253311
Specialist Physician 253399
Speech Pathologist 252712
sports development officer 452321
sportspersons (nec) 452499
stage manager 212316
Statistician 224113
stockbroking dealer 222213
Stonemason 331112
Structural Engineer 233214
student counsellor 272115
sugar cane grower 121217

Occupations S - Z

supply and distribution manager 133611
Surgeon 253511
Surveyor 232212
swimming coach or instructor 452315
systems administrator 262113
Systems Analyst 261112
Taxation Accountant 221113
teacher of English to speakers of other languages 249311
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513
Technical Cable Jointer 342212
technical director 212317
technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives 225499
technical writer 212415
Telecommunications Engineer 263311
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212
telecommunications linesworker 342413
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214
television journalist 212416
tennis coach 452316
Tennis Coach 452316
textile, clothing and footwear mechanic 323215
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324
toolmaker 323412
traditional Chinese medicine practitioner 252214
transport company manager 149413
Transport Engineer 233215
University Lecturer 242111
upholsterer 393311
urban and regional planner 232611
Urologist 253518
Valuer 224512
Vascular Surgeon 253521
vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ) 121221
vehicle body builder 324211
vehicle trimmer 324212
Veterinarian 234711
veterinary nurse 361311
video producer 212318
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499
Wall and Floor Tiler 333411
watch and clock maker and repairer 323316
web administrator 313113
web designer 232414
web developer 261212
Welder (First Class) 322313
Welfare Centre Manager 134214
welfare worker 272613
wood machinist 394213
wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec) 394299
youth worker 411716

Immigrate to New Zealand from liSwati Points Calculator


To make an application to relocate to New Zealand from Eswatini you will need to score a minimum of 100 points on the New Zealand Immigration Points Matrix. As an applicant from Eswatini these are the points you can be awarded for certain criteria such as age, education, occupation and English language ability.


Age Points


  • 20-39 Years: 30 Points
  • 40-44 Years: 20 Points
  • 45-49 Years: 10 Points
  • 50-55 Years: 5 Points


Employment Points


Up to 100 Employment Points are available on the New Zealand Points calculator for Eswatini Citizens already working in New Zealand


  • Recognized Qualifications from Eswatini
  • Trade qualifications: 10 points
  • Undergraduate Degree from Eswatini: 50 Points
  • PhD: 70 Points


To claim qualification points from education in Eswatini your educational qualification and paperwork must first be assessed by the NZQA.


Work Experience Points in Eswatini or elsewhere

  • 2 years work experience: 10 Points
  • 4 Years work experience: 20 Points
  • 6 Years work experience: 30 Points
  • 8 Years work experience: 40 Points
  • 10 Years+ work experience: 50 Points


Points for Partner Skills


Up top 40 extra points are available if an applicants partner has good English skills, verified qualifications or a formal job offer in New Zealand.


Is 100 Points all I require to Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini?


No. 100 points is the minimum score requires to lodge an application from Eswatini. You will require 160 points to actually receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence in New Zealand.

Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini on a Business Visa


liSwati entrepreneurs and investors may be eligible for a business visa. The most common types of business visas for liSwati Citizens are the Entrepreneur Work Visa and the Investor Visa.


The Entrepreneur Work Visa is for people from Eswatini who want to start a new business in New Zealand or buy an existing business. The Investor Visa is for people from Eswatini who want to invest in a New Zealand business.


If you’re awarded a New Zealand Entrepreneur visa, you can buy or set up a business in New Zealand. You must make a capital investment of at least NZ$100,000. If your business is in the science or ICT sectors this requirement can be waived or reduced for Eswatini citizens.


Why Eswatini Citizens are relocating to New Zealand


New Zealand is ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and the many liSwati citizens agree that Immigrating to New Zealand was one of the best life choices they have ever made.


There are many liSwati citizens now living in New Zealand in strong, safe and thriving communities. New Zealand has reaffirmed its commitment to welcoming individuals and families looking to Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini.


Some New Zealand visas, such as those for qualified liSwati migrants, grant immediate permanent residence, but you must meet the conditions attached to the visa to ensure that your journey to Permanent Residence in New Zealand from from Eswatini is not interrupted.


Do I need a job offer to Migrate to New Zealand from Eswatini?


No. Eswatini Citizens immigrating to New Zealand in the Skilled Visa category do not need a job offer although more New Zealand Immigration points are awarded for applicants with a job offer.


Visa Processing times for liSwati applicants to New Zealand


Most visas for New Zealand migration from Eswatini are processed in as little as 12-14 months from the date an applicant receives an invitation to apply.


Is it hard to Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini?


The immigration process for Citizens of Eswatini is the same as it is for other migrants looking to start a new life in New Zealand. There is no unfair discrimination against Eswatini residents and as long as you have the right skills, experience and qualifications then New Zealand want you.


Does New Zealand want Immigrants from Eswatini?


Yes. New Zealand is open to Immigration from Eswatini and has one most ambitious skilled migration programs with generous permanent residency programs.


Jobs in New Zealand for Eswatini Citizens


According to Alexander King of Migration Consultant LLC Eswatini Citizens have great job prospects in New Zealand commanding higher than average salaries in major areas and more rural areas. Eswatini Citizens are well regarded in New Zealand as having good work focus and the right skills.


Finding Accommodation in New Zealand for new Immigrants from Eswatini


Most newcomers to New Zealand from Eswatini stay in Serviced Accommodation for at least the first few months as they get settled.


Immigrate to New Zealand from Eswatini on a Temporary to Permanent Visa Pathway


As a Eswatini national, if you have a work visa from your employer in New Zealand you have the option of living in the country for at least two years on a two-year work or residence visa. After this time you can make an application for Permanent Residence.


Immigrate to Australia via New Zealand from Eswatini


A number of New Zealand Immigration applicants from Eswatini actually want to eventually immigrate to Australia.


They choose to Immigrate first to New Zealand because it is easier and then use their New Zealand Permanent Residency to settle in Australia.This pathway is especially popular with Eswatini Citizens who are aged over 45 years old because they are welcome in New Zealand but cannot apply to Immigrate to Australia because they are too old.


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Jacqueline Chow is an international immigration and visa expert with over 15 years of experience in the field. With a background in law and a passion for helping people, Jacqueline has built a reputation as a trusted and reliable source of information and advice on all aspects of immigration and visas. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including high-net-worth individuals, professionals, skilled workers and families. As a sought-after speaker and commentator Jacqueline has been featured in various media outlets and has given talks on immigration and visas at conferences and events around the world.