IELTS for Immigration

IELTS for New Zealand Immigration, Work and Study VISA

Do you need IELTS for Visiting New Zealand for Study, Work or Residence?

In order to do a job in New Zealand you always have to prove the English language proficiency. Being an international candidate to find work in New Zealand, the government of New Zealand asks you to provide the certification which shows your English language abilities. You need to provide an IELTS certificate in order to get a VISA for any purpose in New Zealand, either it is a Business purpose, Skilled migrant VISA, Study VISA or for work VISA. 

IELTS Requirements for Skilled Migrant VISA

This category of visa makes use of a point system. It is based on different factors such as work experience, age, qualification of the applicant and the employment offer from a company in New Zealand. However, in order to get the visa, you need to have a band of 6.5 in any of the IELTS modules, either it is an Academic module or a General module. 

IELTS Requirements for Business Category VISA

The IELTS score required for this category depends upon the category which is associated with the application. 

 

  • Relocating Business Category Employee: 

 

For this category, you need to have a band score of 5 in any of the IELTS modules either it is general or academic. 

 

  • Entrepreneur Work or Residence visa

 

For this category, you need to have an IELTS score of 4.0 in the IELTS Academic or IELTS general module. 

 

  • Investor Category

 

For this category, you need to have a minimum score of 3.0 in the IELTS Academic or General module. 

IELTS Requirements for Residence from Work Category VISA

If you are residing in New Zealand for 2 years on a Talent visa also known as Work to Residence visa, then you can be eligible for a residence status. This residence status comes in the Residence from Work Category.

In order to qualify for this, you need to satisfy the following things:

  • You have to reside in New Zealand for 2 years on a visa of work to Residence. 
  • You have to meet certain requirements of character and health.
  • You need to have an IELTS score of a minimum band 5 in the IELTS Academic or general training module.  

IELTS Requirements for Migrant VISA to New Zealand

In order to migrate to the country of New Zealand, you need to prove the English language abilities according to the requirement set by the government of New Zealand. You need to provide the certification of IELTS to get any kind of visa to migrate to New Zealand. 

 

  • Skilled Migrant VISA Category: 

 

For this category you need to provide a minimum band score of 6.5 in the IELTS academic or IELTS general category. On the other hand, your children or partner will have to prove the language proficiency with a minimum of 5 band score in the IELTS Academic or IELTS general. 

#1 Business Categories VISA: 

The IELTS score required for this category depends upon the category which is associated with the application. 

 

  • Relocating Business Category Employee: 

 

For this category you need to have a band score of 5 in any of the IELTS modules either is general or academic. 

 

  • Entrepreneur Work or Residence visa

 

For this category, you need to have an IELTS score of 4.0 in IELTS academic or IELTS the general module. 

 

  • Investor Category

 

For this category, you need to have a minimum score of 3.0 in the IELTS Academic or General module. 

Moreover, the children or partners present in this type of application also need to show a minimum band score of 4 in the IELTS test.

 

  • Parent Category

 

People included in the application of parent category have to show the proficiency in English language through an IELTS certificate with a minimum score of 4 bands in 2 sections. 

#2 Residence from Work Category VISA

For this category, the applicants should have a band score of a minimum of 5 bands in any module of IELTS. Moreover, their children or partner must also have a score of a minimum of 5 band in IELTS academic or IELTS general.

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