Hi there , i am working as frame and truss fabricator in timaru and i am about to complete my 3 years of work experience in same field also i have done level 7 studies in business. However my question is i am on yearly basis visas and I\’m getting close to my stand down period as my first 1 year visa i applied was after the rules been changed So my question is what could be my next step in terms of scurrying my stay in new Zealand and my pathway to residency. Also i would like to mention that my job title frame and truss fabricator can also be considered as carpenters and joiner because my other work mates got their 3 year work visas under this category.
The first step for you would be to ensure that you remain on a valid work visa. Residence application and work visa can be applied at the same time if you meet all the requirements but from the strategy perspective, it is advisable that you calculate your total points. Based on the limited information you have provided in your message, it appears that you could have sufficient points for residence if your role is determined as a skilled role. You should consider applying for your work visa as soon as possible to ensure that you get a three-year visa as a medium-skilled worker. If you need any assistance, please feel free to book a one-on-one meeting with me.