We have provided brief details about life in New Zealand, NZ residence program and overview of popular NZ visas. Find out if New Zealand is the right choice for you and contact us if you wish to migrate to New Zealand and apply for visa. Our New Zealand immigration adviser will provide free initial assessment and comprehensive immigration service. Submit Visa Enquiry Form.

ABOUT NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is variously described as a Heaven on Earth, God's own country and the land of long white cloud (Aoteoroa). New Zealanders are warm, friendly and welcoming and New Zealand has a fair, just and transparent legal system, abundant freedom and affords excellent work-life balance.  Given below are brief details about life in New Zealand:

History

Māori were the first inhabitants of New Zealand some 1,000 yeas ago. Captain James Cook was the first European to explore New Zealand in 1769 and there were frequent conflicts between the Māori and the British culminating in signing of historic Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

Population

New Zealand's population is 4.73 million spread across 268,021 Km 2 and population density is only 16 people per Km2 compared to U.K. 225 people per Km 2 and Japan 337 people per km 2

Geography

New Zealand is located in Southern Pacific Ocean around 1,500 Kms East of Australia and 1,000 Kms from Pacific Island. It has a total land area of 268,021 Km 2divided into two Islands, North and South Island and coastline of 15,134 Km.

Climate

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate and does not have a large temperature range, lacking the extremes found in most continental climates. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August.

Economy

New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed economy with an estimated GDP of US$186.4 billion in 2017. It has a relatively high standard of living with an estimated Per Capita GDP of US$38,502 in 2017

Cost of Living

Living expenses depend upon individual choices and there is no "one size fits all" estimate that can be provided. Roughly, a family with 2 children in public school and renting 3 BR accommodation in Auckland, would be looking at a "basic" expense of $55,000 - $65,000 p.a.

Housing

New Zealand offers a wide choice of housing from colonial villas, bungalows and cottages in the suburbs to apartments in the city to townhouses with sea views. National median house price in December 2017 was NZ$ 550,000 with Auckland median price highest at NZ$ 855,000.

Education

Schooling is compulsory for children aged 5-16 years. Primary, intermediate and secondary education in state schools is government funded. Tertiary education at University is 70% Government funded and interest free student loans are available for Tertiary education.

Health Care

New Zealand has a hybrid system of health care - private and public. You pay for private health treatment through medical insurance or otherwise. Public Health care is either subsidised (GP visits, prescription medicines) or free (specialists visits and hospitalisation).

Taxation

Worldwide income is taxed in New Zealand. However New Zealand has double taxation agreements with a number of countries to avoid income being taxed twice.

Driving

New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road and maximum speed limit is 100 Km. You can drive on your overseas licence for up to 12 month from arrival.

DID YOU KNOW THAT NZ...

  • is the first country to see the sunrise each day;
  • is the first country to give women voting rights in 1893;
  • Sir Edmund Hillary, a New Zealander was the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953;
  • 94% of expats surveyed in 2015 found New Zealanders 'Friendly' or 'Very Friendly';
  • is free of snakes and wild animals;
  • ranks high in world rankings for...
    • best country for Ease of Doing Business (ranked 1st);
    • least corrupt country in the World (ranked 1st);
    • safest country in the world (ranked 2nd);
    • best country for work-life balance (ranked 3rd);
    • quality of life (ranked 9th);
    • average adult wealth (ranked 5th).

RESIDENCE PROGRAM

New Zealand Residence Programme includes the following streams and planning range from 1st July 2019 to 31 December 2019 is set at 50,000 to 60,000 visas :

  • Residence and Business Stream - includes skilled workers, investors and entrepreneurs.
  • Family Stream - includes partners, parents and adult child of New Zealand Citizens and Residents.
  • International and Humanitarian Stream - includes Pacific Access Quota and Refuge Quota

VISA CATEGORIES

Click on the links below for an overview of the popular visa categories:

Skilled Migrant Category

This is the most common resident visa for skilled workers.

Work Visa

  • Residence From Work
  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Silver Fern Work Visa
  • Post Study Work Visa
  • Other Work Visas

Entrepreneur Visa

  • Entrepreneur Work Visa
  • Entrepreneur Residence Visa

Investor Visa

  • Investor 2 Category Visa
  • Investor Plus Visa (Fast Track)

Partner Visa

Parent Visa

SUBMIT VISA ENQUIRY

To find out if you qualify for immigration to New Zealand and engage our service, submit Visa Enquiry Form.

New Zealand Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)

Skilled Migrant Category is points based two-step permanent resident visa for skilled workers wishing to migrate to New Zealand and live, work and settle in New Zealand. ELIGIBILI..

New Zealand Work Visa

Work visas provide a pathway to secure residence and settle in New Zealand. Work-to residence visa, essential skills work visa, silver fern work visa, work visa for partners of Ne..

New Zealand Entrepreneur Visa

New Zealand Entrepreneur work visa is a points based visa for those wishing to purchase or establish a business in New Zealand and work full-time in that business. Entrepreneur wo..

New Zealand Investor Visa

Invest and permanently settle in New Zealand. Investor visa has two categories, Investor Visa (Investor 2 Category) and Investor Plus Visa (Investor 1 Category). The investment level ..

New Zealand Partner Visa

New Zealand Partner visa is for partners of New Zealand residents or citizens wishing to wishing to join their partners and live, work and settle in New Zealand. Call us now or su..

New Zealand Parent Visa

If you have an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident, you may be eligible for resident visa under Parent Visa Category and live permanently in New Zealand. NEW ZEAL..

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