How to have your say on the future of the Skilled Migrant Category consultation

You can fill out and email our submission form, or complete an online survey. Submissions close at 5pm on 18 November 2022.

Your submission may respond to any or all of the issues set out in the consultation document. Where possible and relevant, please include evidence to support your views, for example references to independent research, facts and figures, or relevant examples.

Complete our online survey

We have created a survey to make it easy for you to have your say on the Skilled Migrant Category consultation document.

You can select the sections you would like to give us feedback on. You can comment on as much or as little of the consultation document as you like.

Complete the survey(external link)

Complete the submission template

You may prefer to make a written submission by filling out the submission template. 

Future of the Skilled Migrant Categoy consultation: Submission form [DOC, 223 KB]

Please send your completed submission template to:


Skilled Migrant Review
Immigration Policy (Skills and Residence) team
Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
PO Box 1473
Wellington 6140
New Zealand 

Please direct any questions that you have in relation to the submissions process to:

Use of information

The information provided in submissions will be used to inform MBIE’s policy development process and advice to the Government on the future of the Skilled Migrant Category. We may contact submitters directly if we require clarification of any matters in submissions.

Release of information

MBIE may upload PDF copies of submissions received to MBIE’s website at MBIE may also refer to submissions or parts of submissions in any summary of submissions. MBIE will consider you to have consented to uploading by making a submission, unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission.

If you are completing our online survey and your submission contains any information that is confidential or you otherwise wish us not to publish, please indicate this in the privacy section of the survey.

If responding by email or post and your submission contains any information that is confidential or you otherwise wish us not to publish, please:

  • indicate this on the front of the submission, with any confidential information clearly marked within the text; and
  • provide a separate version excluding the relevant information for publication on our website.

Submissions remain subject to request under the Official Information Act 1982. Please set out clearly in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, and in particular, which parts you consider should be withheld, together with the reasons for withholding the information. MBIE will take such objections into account and will consult with submitters when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.

Private information

The Privacy Act 2020 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including MBIE. Any personal information you supply to MBIE in the course of making a submission will only be used for the purpose of assisting in the development of policy advice in relation to this review. Your personal information or any other identifiable information will only be published where we have sought and received your consent to do so.