How many points do you need for your Expression of Interest to be selected from the Pool?

The reality is that there are constantly more EOIs in the Pool than needed to fill the annual quota of migrants.
While the Skilled Migrant Category policy allows anybody who can score a minimum of 100 points to submit an Expression of Interest, this does not mean that the EOI is going to be selected.

It is important to understand the Selection Process, to determine whether your Expression of Interest  has a realistic chance to be selected from the Pool.

The Selection Process

Once your Expression of Interest, EOI, has been submitted to Immigration New Zealand, it will go into a Pool, together with all other EOIs. Every two weeks throughout the year Immigration New Zealand selects Expressions of Interest from the Pool.

The number of Expressions of Interest to be selected depends on how many EOIs are potentially needed to reach the annual target number of migrants.  

The  number of points you will need to be selected depends on the quality of the other candidates, whose Expressions of Interest are in the Pool at the same time as yours. Only the best applicants will be successful.

Our advice to you:

  • Look up the most recent selection result below, to find out how many points you will most likely need for your EOI to be successful.
  • Compare previous selection results further down, to see the points development and understand the importance of a New Zealand offer of skilled employment.

You will see that it is most likely that you will need a New Zealand job offer in order to be able to claim the 50-70 additional points that will make the deciding difference for the successful outcome of your Expression of Interest.

The New Zealand Residence Programme – Skilled Migrant Category fortnightly selection

Fortnightly Selection Statistics – 9 November 2016

1. Selection 9 November 2016– Skilled Migrant Category

The most recent selection of Expressions of Interest (EOIs) under the Skilled Migrant Category took place on 9 November 2016.

As a result, 334 EOIs that had a total of 160 or more points, representing 675 people will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an invitation to apply for residency will be issued.

There are 1,658 EOIs in the pool after the selection.

2. The make-up of selection

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With Job Offer

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Without Job Offer

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Total

Points 160 or more

Offshore

31

14

45

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Onshore

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289

289

Total

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320

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14

334

Wednesday August 17, 2016.

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday August 17, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 751 (1,603 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 146 (319 registrants)
Total selection 897 (1,922 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday June 22, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 746 (1,498 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 153 (328 registrants)
Total selection 899 (1,826 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday May 25, 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 729 (1,555 registrants)
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 149 (298 registrants)
Total selection 878 (1,852 registrants)

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Skilled Migrant Category Expression of Interest (EOI) selection took place at approximately 1.00pm NZ time on Wednesday 11 May 2016.

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 669
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 140
Total selection 809

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

16 March 2016 – New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [42KB]

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 781
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 165
Total selection

946

 The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

2 March 2016 – New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [36KB]

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 684
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 128
Total selection

812

Wednesday January 20, 2016

The following EOIs were selected:

20 January 2016 – New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [41KB]

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 585
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 104
Total selection

689

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

 25 November 2015 – New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet PDF [36KB]

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 707
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 130
Total selection

837

Monday, November 16, 2015

 11 November 2015 – New Zealand Residence Programme Factsheet [PDF 41KB]

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 725
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 142
Total selection

867

 Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 602
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 143
Total selection

745

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All those with a points total of 140 or more

471

All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points

141

Total Selection

612

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 598
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 146
TOTAL SELECTION

744

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 594
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 150
TOTAL SELECTION

744

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 494
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 133
TOTAL SELECTION

627

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The following EOIs were selected:

Selection criteria No. of EOIs
All EOIs with a points total of 140 or more. 473
All those with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points. 120
TOTAL SELECTION

593

Are you eligible for a resident visa under Skilled Migrant Category? Find out by using our Quick Self-Check Guide!

Talk to our Employment Adviser about finding a job that suits your professional background and ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers whether that job will entitle you to 50-70 points for your Expression of Interest.