New Zealand has a range of visas to choose from.

Whether you want to work here, study, invest or enjoy a visit, let us help you choose the right visa.

Real opportunities. Real life.

  • Jobs in NZ

    Chronic skill shortages

    Our economy is among the strongest in the OECD. We have skill shortages in over 150 professions.

  • Job opportunities

    Opportunities to advance

    Our flatter business structures mean you’ll be closer to senior people and able to prove yourself.

  • Living in NZ

    Enjoy work-life balance

    Spend more time with family and friends. We consistently lead quality of life surveys.

Skill shortages

Industries on Immigration NZ’s skill shortage lists include:

  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Oil & gas
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Science
  • Agriculture & forestry
  • Business & finance
  • Tourism
  • ICT
Register to see if your skills are in-demand

Choosing the right visa

There may be a number of visas you are eligible to apply for – each with its own criteria and application process. Popular options include:

Skilled Migrant Category – a resident visa that considers skills, qualifications and experience.

New Zealand visa stampWork Visa – a temporary visa for people with certain job offers.

Working Holiday Visa – designed for young people, usually aged 18-30.

Visitor Visa - people from some countries don't need a visa to holiday here. 

Mike and Megan Corcoran, USA

Living by the water is “a dream come true” that just wouldn’t have been affordable in California. And their beloved pet Dot also seems to be enjoying her new home by the beach.

More information

Deciding to move to a new country is a big decision. To learn more about the great quality of life you could have in New Zealand visit our Living in NZ and Working in NZ sections.

Register now to receive personalised, practical advice about applying for a New Zealand visa.

It’s free and there’s no obligation.

As with all personal information you provide to any New Zealand organisation, your privacy is protected by law. We will never release your details to third parties for commercial use without your prior permission. We will send you information that matches your experience and skills; this may include information on New Zealand businesses and business sectors. We may also send you emails containing employment opportunities in New Zealand.

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