Emigrate to New Zealand - visa information

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.

Are you eligible for a New Zealand visa?

Check the New Zealand Immigration website for more information. You can also take a free test online to determine if you're eligible for a skilled immigration visa from The Emigration Group.

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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

Family Visa

Partner visa

  • 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

Temporary New Zealand Visas

  • Work To Residence Visa (Initial 30 month period)
  • Essential Skills Work Visa
  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Temporary Retirement Category

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