New Zealand immigration IELTS requirement

New Zealand immigration IELTS requirement
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By Whizstorm 2021-05-02



IELTS General


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is designed to evaluate the language ability of applicants/test-takers that need to study or work in a country where English is used as the language of communication. The IELTS exam is a must for entry in universities in the UK and other countries.


The IELTS general is simpler compared to the academic version and consists of 4 sections – Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. The Listening section consists of 40 questions in 30 minutes, the speaking section of 15 minutes with 3 parts, the reading section having 40 questions to be answered in 60 minutes, and the writing section of 2 parts. 




If you are living/working in New Zealand with a residence visa and have been living in New Zealand for 2 years (or more), then you may be eligible for a PR visa, which would permit you to travel in and out of New Zealand any time you prefer.


The basic requirements for obtaining PR in New Zealand are: -

- Age must be less than 55 years

- Fluent command over the English language

- Good character along with good health

- In the case of sponsored visa you must have a job offer in hand

- Proving your intent to stay in the country


The PR visa can be obtained in New Zealand falls into the following categories:-

- Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa – mostly for New Zealand immigrants by submitting an online EOI(Expression of Interest)

- Family Category Visa – mostly if you are a spouse/partner, parent, or dependent child of a New Zealand resident or citizen

- Business and Investment Visa – Under investor category for those who want to invest in a New Zealand based firm and under Entrepreneur category for those who wish to establish their own business in the country 


A point system is used to gauge your eligibility for getting a visa or PR:-

- Practicability or Employability (60 or 50 points depending on the period of the employee)

- Job experience ( 10 points for 2 years and 30 for 10 years)

- Qualification ( 50 points for bachelors and 55 points for masters)

- Family Relations (10 points for a close family member in New Zealand)

- Age (up to 30 points for 20-29 years and minimum 5 points for 50 – 55 years) 



IELTS general requirements for getting successful PR in New Zealand


An IELTS band score indicates a grade or points for each set of skills that are listening, reading, writing, and speaking considered under the IELTS exam. 

The band score of 6.5 in the IELTS is considered competitive and is borderline B2/C1. However, the optimal band score recommended for IELTS is 7.5. A score of 6.5 is always good and enough to crack IELTS but, it is always safe to score above average. IELTS plays an important part in getting a PR visa in New Zealand because that is how you will be able to prove your English language fluency and aptitude. In the year 2008 around 3 million IELTS tests were taken across the world and over 10000 organizations depend on IELTS that includes governments for migration purpose, universities for admissions and employers, and many professional registration bodies


How Grad-Dreams can help you with IELTS general and improving your overall English language skills?


A competitive IELTS-General score is a significant step towards studying or working in an abroad country. The coaching is provided to different types of professionals, students, entrepreneurs to strengthen their language for professional and effective communication abroad. Grad-Dreams is awarded exclusively as ‘Silver Partner of the British Council’ for the partnership program 2019-20 based on our merit in the preparation and promotion of the IELTS. The goal is to train you to communicate in English and the correct IELTS score will follow. 



What are the advantages of enrolling for IELTS in general with us?


- The intensive coaching at Grad-Dreams for IELTS general involves practice on all four modules of IELTS -Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking


- Selected practice matter provided


- Special guidance for grammar


- Discussion sessions with the faculty


- Practice assessment at the end of the coaching


- In-depth understanding of the exam design and question model


- Low student-teacher ratio 



If you wish to study abroad, please contact Grad-Dreams for the best international career plans.


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