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New Zealand visas

A range of New Zealand visa options for you and your family

New Zealand visas and immigration

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New Zealand has a range of visa options depending on whether you want to work here, study, invest or simply enjoy a visit.

Our immigration policies have been developed to support New Zealand’s economic growth. If you’re looking to make New Zealand your permanent home and have skills, experience or capital that are in short supply locally, we’d love to hear from you. Moving here could be the life change you’ve always dreamed of.

Your visa options

There is a range of New Zealand visas, some of which you may be eligible for. Choosing the best option for your circumstances will likely depend on how long you want to stay, whether you’ve already got a job lined up and if there is a shortage of your skills in New Zealand.

To help make a more informed decision you can compare the benefits and restrictions of the main visa types.

Gaining New Zealand citizenship

If you're planning to come to New Zealand long-term you might be interested to know that after five years on a resident visa you can apply for citizenship.

You can visit the Department of Internal Affairs for more information about gaining citizenship or try their online tool for determining your eligibility.

Help and advice

Choosing the right visa and submitting an application can be challenging, especially if English isn't your first language. To help you navigate this process we’ve prepared some FAQs. If you need some expert help you could get immigration advice.

If you still have questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.










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