New Hourly Rates for SMC Resident Visa Applications
NZ Immigration Specialist

From 24 February 2020, SMC applicants must be paid NZD $25.50 or more per hour (or the equivalent annual salary) to be awarded points for skilled employment.

For example, minimum salaries for occupations at ANZSCO skill levels 1 to 3 must be:

  • NZD $39,780 a year based on a 30-hour work week
  • NZD $46,410 a year based on a 35-hour work week
  • NZD $53,040 a year based on a 40-hour work week.

Between 26 November 2018 and 23 February 2020 applicants must be paid NZD $25.00 or more per hour (or the equivalent annual salary).