A relative in my family has a temporary visa to be in New Zealand. They have an overseas qualification that is on the jobs shortage list and want to work in New Zealand.

We strongly recommend they get a job offer that is closely related to and substantially uses their qualifications and work experience. Some jobs listed on the Long Term Skill Shortage List require specific types of qualification and work experience. These requirements can be quite tricky to navigate and we may need to give careful advice on this during a consultation.

Having your qualification assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority can be a useful first step if you think you later might want to apply for Residence under the Skilled Migrant category.