Guide relocation to New Zealand

Parent Category: ROOT Published: Monday, 06 July 2020 Print
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New Zealand overview

New Zealand is an island that is located not far from Australia. It is not very large in comparison to Australia, and the island is split into two main islands. Capital of New Zealand is Wellington which is a beautiful city in North Island of New Zealand.

The nature is one of the main focuses of attraction in New Zealand. The great caves, glass-like lakes, valleys and fjords, beaches and mountains are what makes the scenery breathtaking. Many tourists, hikers and photographs like to travel to this magnificent country to be present in the beauty of the country.

 

Living in New Zealand

landscape photography of river between hills

New Zealand is considered to be very diverse in its people who are representing New Zealand’s Europeans, Maori which is local Polynesian, Asian, Chinese and other minor groups of people. Life expectancy in New Zealand in year 2018 is 81 years which is very high.

 

Overall New Zealand is very attractive in many ways than just scenery and nature. New Zealanders enjoy quite low cost of living in comparison to Australia and Asia, there is access to universal healthcare system which in many countries is not an opportunity, New Zealand’s education system is one of the very best and the business opportunities are everywhere. In following paragraphs see the advantages of relocation to New Zealand as well as the process steps of relocation.

 

Advantages of relocating to New Zealand

New Zealand without a doubt is one of the most beautiful places in the world, therefore one of the first advantages of living in New Zealand is having the chance to explore the beautiful nature of the country. There is quite a lot of chances to go not far from city to get camping, fishing and other activities done while being deep in nature.

 

Another great perk of living in New Zealand is that the citizenship is quite similar to permanent residency as the person gaining the residency can vote in elections, have the chance to travel in and out of the country with ease and having all of the citizen benefits, like healthcare, public education and more.

 

New Zealand’s bank account opening is an easy and quick procedure that can take only one day to do if the right documentation and everything needed for relocation is in place and set up.

 

Last but not least, crime levels are very low in the country. Overall crime rates are quite lower than in United States of America and Europe, making New Zealand a safe place for families and children.

 

 Process of relocation to New Zealand

The process of relocation to New Zealand starts with somewhat unusual process of getting a job offer in the country. As the application for visas is only once a year, New Zealand’s quotas for visas are low. There are many types of visas and only a relatively small amount of spots in each visa application process, therefore this is quite a challenge by itself to get in the visa right in time.

 

Visa types to relocate to New Zealand

The types of visas that a person can apply for are work or employment visa, visa for people with self-employment, visa for entrepreneurs, visitor’s visa, visa for studies, visa for investing and visa for partner and children and others.

 

The work visas and the related to work visas, such as visas for self-employment, entrepreneur, and investment are for ensuring the benefit for country to have the person living in it. There are also three types of work visas that separate each other by the time period that can be spent on land. The work visa types are Working Holiday Visa that is only allowing to stay for up to 2 years, Essential Skills Work Visa which is allowing the stay to extend for up to 5 years and lastly the Silver Fern Job Search Visa that allows the stay to last up to 9 months.

 

Paperwork for applying for New Zealand visa

Needed paperwork usually is the same or similar for every type of visa. For Work Visa person must submit passport and 2 photos, proof of good health and medical examination documents, proof of good character which is something unusual to visa application program and proof of genuine information given in all of previous documents.

 

Fees for visa application to New Zealand

The costs of visas for living in New Zealand are separated in two – visa fee and immigration levy which is also different from the country of the traveler’s origin. Mostly the fees are different for each type of visa, such as Partnership or Work to Residence Work Visa being 390 US dollars, Working Holiday Visa being 127 US dollars, Entrepreneur Work Visa being 2 220 US dollars and others with up to 300 US dollars. The immigration levy is independent fee from no matter the visa type and is 37 US dollars.

A pile of passports with visa stamps.

Businessman standing in the airport, waiting for hif flight.

Backpacker looking at a sunrise from the mountain.

Sunny beach on a tropical island.