Living in New Zealand means immersing in the friendly Kiwi and Māori ways, the efficient and dynamic working culture, and the country’s appreciation for nature. Famous the world over for its stunning scenery and laid back lifestyle, New Zealand is a multicultural nation, with a population of around 4.75 million people.
New Zealanders are friendly, easygoing people from a range of different background and cultures.
With a land-mass the size of the UK or Japan, and only a fraction of the population, New Zealand has much less pressure on space and natural resources.
The Benefits of Living in New Zealand
The type of visa you need for New Zealand depends on your plans:
If you want to live in New Zealand long term you will need a Resident Visa. For short term stays a Temporary Visa will be sufficient.
Applying for a Resident Visa for NZ
The most common policy is the Skilled Migrant Category policy. This pathway is right for you if you are planning to live and work in New Zealand. You will need a sound professional background and be able to find a job in New Zealand. The Skilled Migrant Category is the most popular visa pathway to residence in New Zealand for migrants and their families.
A resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category will allow you to live, work and study in New Zealand indefinitely, and it can include your partner and your dependent children aged 24 and under.
This visa policy is based on a points system that factors in multiple elements considered to be employability and settlement indicators.
Applicants submit an online Expression of Interest to start the process of becoming a New Zealand resident.
A job offer is usually required to meet the points threshold and to proceed to the next step of the visa application process, the actual Resident Visa Application.
Our Fusion Service will provide you with the support you will need to successfully complete this process.
Visa programs available for Investors and Entrepreneurs:
There are a number of options that might be attractive for you, but the visa application process under the Business and Investor policies is highly intricate.
You need expert advice to get it right. For migrants wanting to invest their funds or run their own business in New Zealand, the environment is quite favourable as the objective of New Zealand’s Investment Migration Policies is to attract capital to the economy.
While Entrepreneur Work and Entrepreneur Residence Visas also require considerable investments, they are primarily based on establishing and running a business in New Zealand and are covered by a separate visa policy.
Global Impact Visa
Path to residence for talented innovative entrepreneurs, investors and start-up teams who have the drive and capabilities to create and support innovation-based ventures in New Zealand.