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. We give below some information About New Zealand:


Māori were the first inhabitants of New Zealand. Kupe was the first explorer to have reached New Zealand some 1,000 yeas ago. Able Tasman a Dutch national, first sighted New Zealand in 1642 but had a hostile encounter with Māori . Captain James Cook was the first European explorer to map the entire country in 1769. There were frequent conflicts between the Māori and the British culminating in signing of historic Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.


New Zealand's population is 4.73 million spread across total area of 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


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.


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.


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


Living expense varies depending 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 per annum.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


  • 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).


New Zealand Residence Programme provides a planning range to allow flexibility to make fewer visa decisions during depressed economic activity and set maximum numbers of visa approvals. The planning range for New Zealand Residence Visa for two financial years from April 2016 to March 2018 is set between 85,000 to 90,000.

Residence Visa programme includes the following streams:

  • 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


For an overview of the following popular New Zealand Visas, click on the visa link or visa slides below:

Skilled Migrant Category

Work Visa

  • Residence From Work
  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Silver Fern 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


We are New Zealand Immigration Consultants specialising in skilled, business and family migration to New Zealand. Contact Licensed Immigration Adviser if you wish to migrate to NZ and apply for visa. Submit Visa Enquiry.

Skilled Migrant Category

Skilled Migrant Category is points based two-step permanent residence visa for skilled workers wishing to live, work and settle in New Zealand. POLICY OVERVIEW In the first st..


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..


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..


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 ..


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..


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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