NZ Immigration publishes Samoa quota ballot results
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — New Zealand Immigration has today published results of its Samoan quota ballot, following a record number of registrations.
Those whose numbers have been picked are now eligible to go through the process of applying for residency.
But one of the ongoing challenges for many is securing a suitable job offer from a New Zealand employer and having enough support when they get to New Zealand.
There were 16,500 registrations by Samoan nations this year for just 1100 places.
That's an extra 2500 people on last year's figure..
Eligible citizens had to be aged between 18 and 45 to register for the ballot which many Samoans see as a chance to fast track their move to NZ.
Immigration NZ will now contact successful applicants with details on lodging a formal residence visa application that has an eight month deadline.