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The Importance of Pathways

Hello All,

I’ve stumbled upon some comments that have suggested that providing a potential applicant going to New Zealand with a “pathway to residency” is some sort of sales gimmick.

I must admit I am a little flabbergasted that anyone giving migration advice would not understand the necessity in providing a client with an enumerated explanation on the process of migration to New Zealand, before embarking on the journey? I feel it is irresponsible.

A pathway outlines every step of the way to residency for the client and explains what is required of them before they can start their residency application for New Zealand.

The process of migration is an expensive exercise, to have paid for the process, and then being told you do not qualify for residency and have to return to your home country? – I feel it would be completely misleading to not be forthcoming with that information from the start.

When compiling a pathway, licensed advisers are obliged to consider all aspects which may hinder the process, such as the likelihood of being able to secure employment, the migrant’s health and finally character background, the points are then calculated based on age, occupation, work experience, and qualifications.

The process can be tricky to understand as the rules change constantly, and we encourage the migrant to engage in a consultation where we explain the pathway and discuss any concerns the potential migrant may have.

As securing employment in New Zealand is a key factor in the migration process, our relocation team in New Zealand also provides training on how to navigate the New Zealand job market.

After 25 years in the industry, we have emigrated a considerable number of individuals and families to New Zealand with a 99% success rate. Quite simply before an applicant or family moves forward on any application to New Zealand they should be fully aware of the complete process not only on the temporary side (Work visa) but also on the residency side. We make sure our clients are made aware of this from the start- if they then want to move forward with an application they have full autonomy of all the requirements before they begin.

Our teams in South Africa and New Zealand are there to answer any questions you may have along the way.

–    Andrew Kerr




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