New Zealand Immigration Logo.

Compare NZ visa types

The easiest visa to get isn't necessarily the best.

The visa you hold while in New Zealand may dictate the Government-funded public services you're able to access. The easiest visa to get isn't necessarily the best!

The below table outlines four popular types of visa and the range of public services you may be eligible to access on each.


Apply for a visa

Although often more difficult to attain, a resident visa provides access to more public services in New Zealand, and you'll have the certainty of being able to stay indefinitely if you and your family like it here.

Please note:

The information on this page should be used as a guide only and does not include refugee or country-specific exceptions, particularly for people from Australia and Pacific nations. Please refer to the appropriate Government department for full eligibility criteria.


Want to know more? Register and we’ll email you New Zealand visa info, jobs and more.