Does the new amendments in the immigration policy make it difficult for a Restaurant Manager to apply for a residency visa. Does immigration accept EOI if the points is at 150 or does it has to be 160 and over? If they do accept EOI’s at 150, what is the approximate time frame for the EOI to get accepted and what are the chances then.
No, if someone has 160 points, then the process to get residence under Skilled Migrant Residence is same for all occupations. However, the Restaurant Manager position is recently getting a more strict assessment and investgation by Immigration visa officers. The rules haven’t changed for this but the attitude of Immigration New Zealand has changed. You should not submit your EOI at 150 points as it will never get selected from the pool and you will just waste your money.
You can calculate your points here.
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