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The SMC Points System

You need 6 points to apply for the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.

New Zealand occupational registration

You will be able to use your New Zealand occupational registration to claim points if it is on our list of eligible New Zealand occupational registrations.
The points available for occupational registration are:


You will be able to use your New Zealand tertiary qualification or your international qualification after an NZQA International Qualification Assessment.

The points available for qualification are:

High income from your job or job offer

The points available for high income are:

Other Requirements

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