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Immigration New Zealand has announced the level of priorities given various residence categories. Those residence applications in higher priorities will be processed in preference to those in lower priorities.

First Priority
1. First Priority will be given to the following types and categories of applications for residence class visas:
(a) Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) applications with job offers
(b) SMC applications without job offers
(c) All Business Categories and Family Retirement Category (processed at Business Migration Branch)
(d) Residence from Work:
• Talent (Accredited Employer);
• Talent (Arts, Culture and Sport); and
• Long Term Skill Shortage List.
(e) Refugee Policy
(f) Partnership and Dependent Child applications where the partner or parent is:
• A New Zealand Citizen, or
• The holder of a permanent resident visa, and who has been absent from New Zealand for a period of at least two years prior to the date of the application being accepted for consideration, apart from short visits within that period. (Note that in the case of a partnership application, the New Zealand partner and the applicant must have been living together for 12 months or more in a partnership that is genuine and stable).

Second Priority
2. Second Priority will be given to the following types and categories of applications for residence class visas:
(a) Partnership and Dependent Child applications (which do not meet the criteria at 5 (f) above).

Third Priority
3. Third Priority will be given to the following types and categories of applications for residence class visas:
(a) Parent Category (Tier One)
(b) Parent Category (lodged before 16 May 2012); Adult Sibling (lodged before 16 May 2012); and Adult Child Categories (lodged before 16 May 2012)
(c) Parent Category (Tier Two)

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