Changes to minimum income thresholds increased

The minimum income requirements for certain visa categories are set to increase, on 24 February 2020.

Update

The minimum income requirements for certain visa categories are set to increase, on 24 February 2020.

Why the change?

Immigration New Zealand adjusts minimum income requirements annually.  The updates are based on the New Zealand median salary, which has risen 2% from last year. 

What are the changes?

Increases will be made across the skilled migrant residence and essential skills work visa categories.  The changes have been summarised below.  

Skilled Migrant residence visas

 

Essential Skills work visas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our advice

Employers may need to increase impacted employee's salaries, if they are submitting work or residence visa applications, after 24 February 2020. 

Questions?

Get in touch with one of our experts today.

Authors

Natasha Rae

Immigration – Senior Associate

+64 3 335 3483

natasha.rae@cavell.co.nz

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Jackson Hagen

Immigration – Solicitor

+64 3 385 3480

jackson.hagen@cavell.co.nz

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Kendal Cosgrove

Immigration – Law Clerk

+64 3 339 5636

kendal.cosgrove@cavell.co.nz

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