New Zealand is one of the most beautiful, clean and safe countries to live, study, work, invest or do business in. The third safest and one of the most peaceful countries to live in, it enjoys very low crime rate and at least a third of its area designated to the national parks. Along with its scenic landscapes and awe-inspiring natural beauty, the country also offers immense career opportunities for students, job aspirants, entrepreneurs and investors alike. With the shortage of skilled resources for the numerous emerging industries in the country, it welcomes the immigrants with its simple and hassle-free immigration procedure, especially for the skilled immigrants.
The New Zealand visa applicants can consider visiting the country as a tourist or to meet their friends and relatives or to accomplish business in the country. Here are all the visa options available to cater to their specific requirements:
The student candidates looking to study in New Zealand full-time for more than a period of 3 Months can apply for the NZ Student Visa. Before applying for this visa, they must get started with planning their study, working out the plan to support themselves in NZ and assessing all the documents that they need to provide to support their application. The application can be made online or with the use of a printed form. It should be ideally initiated at least 8 weeks in advance of the plans to move to New Zealand. A majority of the students need to renew their visas at the end of every year which can be done online or with the support of the education providers on campus. The students can typically work for up to 20 hours in a week (part-time) during the term time and 40 hours in a week (full-time) during holidays.
The skilled immigrants looking to move to New Zealand can opt for the New Zealand Skilled Migration Category of visa that allows them to get permanent residence in New Zealand. This category of visa aims to present these skilled applicants with attractive options to settle in New Zealand while making tangible contribution to New Zealand economy.
For the young travellers in the age range of 18 to 30, New Zealand Immigration offers the opportunity to make work-travel visits to the country with their Working Holiday Visa Scheme.
This visa requires the candidate to furnish the details of their Contact information, passport, occupation, health and character apart from the other information with the supporting documents, which get assessed to evaluate the eligibility of the candidates.
Immigrating to New Zealand needs the passport holders from some countries to apply for a tourist visa for entering New Zealand. The applicants do not need a tourist visa if they are:
For the applicants not qualifying for any of the above, a visitor’s visa is required which is typically a multiple-entry visa valid for a maximum duration of nine months and within 18 months from being issued.
The travel to New Zealand as a visitor can be for a variety of purposes including:
Such short-term visits require the applicants to:
The applicants who are closely related to Australian Citizens or residents and can have these Australian relatives sponsor them, can avail the Family category of Australian Visa. To qualify for this category of visa, the applicants need to be related to their Australian sponsors as:
Some of the Australian Visas allow the holders to get residency in New Zealand automatically. A majority of ways to get a resident visa for NZ start with a temporary visa to NZ that allow them to either work, study or own a business in the country. These visas usually have travel conditions applicable.
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