Immigrate to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau in 2023
To immigrate to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau you will first need to apply for an Immigration visa. New Zealand is a popular long term Immigration destination for Guinea-Bissauan 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 Guinea-Bissau
These are the most popular ways to Immigrate to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau
Immigrate to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau Citizens are the Essential Skills Work Visa and the Talent (Accredited Employer) Work Visa.
The Essential Skills Work Visa is for Guinea-Bissauan 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 Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissauan Citizens to Immigrate to New Zealand
To be eligible for a New Zealand student visa as a Citizen of Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissauan 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 Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissau 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 Guinea-Bissauan Citizens are:
- Parent Retirement Visa
- Partner Visa
- Child Visa
- The Parent Retirement Visa is for Guinea-Bissauan parents of New Zealand citizens or residents who want to live in New Zealand permanently.
- The Partner Visa is for applicants from Guinea-Bissau who are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident.
- The Child Visa is for Guinea-Bissauan children of New Zealand citizens or residents who want to live in New Zealand permanently.
Immigrate to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau as a Skilled Migrant
This is a points-based system that allows Guinea-Bissauan 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 Guinea-Bissau as a Skilled Migrant you must pass a points test and eligibility criteria:
- Have an occupation in on the LTSSL (New Zealand Occupation in Demand List)
- Be aged under 55 years of age
- Have a functional level of English
- Score at least 100 points on the New Zealand Points Calculator
The first step in Immigrating to New Zealand from Guinea-Bissau as a Skilled Migrant is to have an occupation that is ‘in demand’ in New Zealand.