Immigrate To New Zealand By Fast-Tracking

Do you want to immigrate to New Zealand? A fast-track to residence pathway is now available based on the Green List. There is a shortage of people in certain occupations in New Zealand, and the Green List attempts to address this shortage. The aim is to make it easier for employers to attract and hire migrants for specific high-skilled, hard-to-fill occupations. Here are some of the occupations eligible for the fast-track to residence pathway.

Occupations Eligible For a Fast-Track to Residence Pathway

All occupations eligible for the fast-track to residence pathway have registration, qualification, or experience requirements. The qualification requirements are based on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) unless stated otherwise on the New Zealand Immigration website. The Green List includes the following occupations:


  • Construction project manager
  • Project building (building project manager, site foreman)
  • Quantity surveyor


  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer

Engineering occupations have Washington and Sydney Accord engineering qualification requirements. The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programs, and the Sydney Accord does the same for engineering technology academic programs.  

Health and social services

  • General practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neurosurgeon

Primary industries and science

  • Environmental research scientist
  • Food technologist
  • Spatial scientist

ICT, Electronic and telecommunications

  • Multimedia specialist
  • ICT security specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Chief information officer.

Are There Any Rules For The Fast-Track to Residence Pathway?

For more detailed information on the fast-track residence pathway, give us a call. According to available information, migrants applying for this pathway must be 55 years or younger. Eligible migrants with a work visa in specific occupations can be in New Zealand from 4 July 2022 and apply for residence from 5 September 2022. If you are offshore, you can also apply directly for residence from 5 September 2022. Partners will have open work rights.   

Tri-Nations Migration has been advising migrants for more than thirty years. We are licensed by the Immigration Advisory Authority in New Zealand and can make the immigration process easier for you. Is your intent to immigrate to New Zealand? Contact us today

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