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Visas & citizenship

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

Visa Options

You can view all New Zealand visas on the Immigration New Zealand website .

Our immigration policies have been developed to support New Zealand’s economic growth. If you’re looking to make New Zealand your 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.

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, if there is a shortage of your skills in New Zealand and if you are coming with a partner or family. 

If you want to visit New Zealand before you make the move or for a holiday, you may need a visitor visa. Find out whether you'll need a visitor visa on the Immigration New Zealand website.

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Take the first step to a new life by registering your interest with Immigration New Zealand. We’ll send you personalised emails about job opportunities in your profession, life in New Zealand and choosing the right visa.

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