Immigration Update: Aviation Engineers and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers added to Green List, Straight to Residence

AIANZ are pleased to report that after our work with Immigration New Zealand last year, that as of Monday 8 April 2024, both Aviation Engineers (Avionics, Aeronautical and Aerospace) and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers have been added to the Immigration Green List for Straight to Residence visas.

Having these occupations added to the Green List followed advocacy by the AIANZ at the end of 2023. Please refer to the INZ website for further information.

Following the advocacy of the AIANZ in January this year, we are also pleased to advise that visa processing times are improving for international student pilot applications (see PDF), albeit there is still room for improvement.