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2016 New Zealand - the expression of interest selection pool


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The frequency and number of selections from the Pool is based on a number of factors, including:
  • the number of places available in the Skilled/Business stream of the New Zealand Residence Programme
  • the quality of Expressions of Interest in the Pool, and
  • the total number of Expressions of Interest in the Pool at selection time.
Applicants who score enough points will be selected in sufficient numbers to meet the New Zealand Residence Programme numbers for skilled and business migrants.

If enough places are available, other EOIs may be selected on the basis of additional selection criteria which the Minister of Immigration will set every six months.

Expressions of Interest which meet the additional selection criteria at the time of selection are taken out of the Pool for preliminary checking and verification.

Each Expression of Interest will remain in the Pool for six months or until a selection occurs. If it hasn't been selected during that time, it will be withdrawn and you may submit another Expression of Interest - along with the Expression of Interest fee.

If the Expression of Interest is selected from the Pool, some preliminary checking and verification will be done to see whether the claims made in the Expression of Interest can be verified as credible and legitimate. The checking usually takes two to four weeks following the selection, but this depends on how much verification is required and how easily the information can be checked. Then, depending on the outcome of that process, an Invitation to Apply or a rejection confirmation will be sent.

Source: https://www.immigration.govt.nz
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