Deciding to move to a new country is a big decision. Before you can plan your removal to New Zealand, you need to make sure your visas and permits are in order. We've gathered together some information to help you find the right visa for you and your family.
Please note this site should not be considered emigration advice. Visa information can and does change. For professional advice and the most up-to-date information, suggest you contact a qualified migration specialist or the New Zealand embassy or government for more information.
Skilled Migrant Visa
New Zealand's Skilled Migration Program requires potential migrants to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI), which will then be scored against a points test. All migrants applying for a Skilled Visa must be aged 55 or under. These visas are open to skilled workers whose trade or profession is approved by INZ
New Zealand Business Visas
There are currently three types of New Zealand Business Visas available:
Long-Term Business Visa (three year work visa)
Active Investor Visa - Global Investor Category
Active Investor Visa - Professional Investor Category
Active Investor Visa - General Investor Category
The partner of a New Zealand resident or citizen, wishing to obtain New Zealand residence themselves
Family category visa (Parent)
Applicants must express their interest in applying for New Zealand residence. Depending on the requirements they claim to meet, may subsequently be invited to apply. Applicants cannot have any dependent children, and one of their adult children must have been permanently resident in New Zealand for at least three years and be willing to sponsor the applicants.
Parent Retirement Category
Applicants must be able to invest a minimum of $1 million in New Zealand over four years and have an annual income of at least $60,000 at the time they apply, and settlement funds of at least $500,000
Steve and Connor were so friendly and really helpful. They really put us at ease and were so quick and efficient
Date published: 14/12/2018
9.7 / 10 stars
Went above & beyond
Having used the company 4 years ago, we knew they would be good, and there is nothing they could have done better. The whole experience was excellent. The crew were friendly, quick, efficient and extremely helpful in many ways. The company and crew went above and beyond what some some companies do, they moved all the difficult gardening, potted plants and large items from the garage with good humour and patience. A really good crew. I would also like to compliment the office staff for their help and patience.
Date published: 30/11/2018
10 / 10 stars
Everyone we dealt with was courteous & knowledgable
Very courteous and efficient. Paul and Alan were absolutely superb and made moving day easy and fun. Tremendously hard working but fun to be with. Your company should be proud to have these guys as employees. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and knowledgable. You have a very professional company.
Date published: 30/10/2018
10 / 10 stars
Worked tirelessly and with good humour
The lady I spoke to managed to fit us in for an appointment at short notice and working around our limited availability. The team doing the removals did not seem to have full and correct information about the property we were moving to (i.e that it was over 4 floors and was on a fairly narrow lane), which appeared to cause some concerns about the size of the vehicle booked and the number of people required for the job. That said, and to their credit, the removals team didn’t make that our problem and resolved it themselves. They worked tirelessly and with good humour.
Date published: 8/10/2018
9.6 / 10 stars
Will use again if ever needed
We are very grateful for the people and their willingness to help or resolve issues. Doug was considerate and helpful with our needs and concerns. They offered all we needed and more. If a problem was there they were willing to work with it. Will use again if ever needed. Paul, Lee, Alan and Tony all were great, efficient and very helpful with our requirements and needs. They were the BEST!!!
Date published: 2/10/2018
9.9 / 10 stars
Couldn’t have been better
Couldn’t have been better; wonderful attitude to whole stressful process. Both the packing team (Clive and team) and delivery team (John and Allan) super
Nick & Rhona Hardwick
Date published: 1/10/2018
10 / 10 stars
They made a tough day easier by being fabulous!
Excellent customer service very professional from Catherine Tuft. Following on from our telephone conversation I just wanted to put in writing our appreciation and thanks to Britannia Godwin’s Removals. The true heroes of the day and our heart felt thanks has to go to Ian and John! What a pleasure it was to have two lovely, caring, hard working chaps in and around my home we moved out from (which was very emotional for me) they cared, they were kind and understood how I was feeling, and helped us get into the new house late on in the day they were just amazing! I have never seen such two hard working individuals they didn’t stop to take a breathe! They got on with the job brilliantly, worked around my family and were great on the day! I cannot thank them enough for being just brilliant! They made a tough day easier by being fabulous!
Date published: 5/9/2018
10 / 10 stars
I would definitely recommend Goodwins to other people
I can't praise John and Ian enough they were just fantastic. Our move went so smoothly and they were both so good at their job, excellent experience. I would definitely recommend Goodwins to other people. I really can't fault anything our removals just went so well and smooth. I can only say how great it all went and how experienced and friendly our removals men Ian and John were. Ian and John were excellent. Polite, professional,and very hard working. I would definitely recommend my friends and family to use the firm for removals from the experience I had moving.