John Mason +44 (0)151 449 3938 International House 35 Wilson Road Huyton Business Park $$$

New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand? Different Types of New Zealand Visas

You’re likely to need a job or job offer to apply for one a New Zealand resident or temporary work visas. If you have specialist skills or work in an area of skills shortage, and have a qualification that is comparable to those that New Zealand employers are used to, you’ll find that there are great career opportunities for you here.
Skills in demand
Some skills are in chronically short supply, and Immigration New Zealand has lists of skill shortages and a separate list of shortages of the skills needed to help rebuild the Canterbury region after the earthquakes there in 2010 and 2011. If you are offered a job in New Zealand which appears on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work and residence visa will be easier. This is because the Government has identified that employers need to recruit people from overseas to help meet a demand for your skills.
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.
Resident visas
Resident visas generally allow you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services. The Skilled Migrant Category uses a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment to determine eligibility.
Another option is the Residence from Work visa. Once you’ve held a Work to Residence visa for at least 24 months, you may be able to eligible to apply.
Temporary visas
Temporary visas allow you to live and work in New Zealand for a set period of time. Working temporarily can be used as a step towards gaining residence and settling here permanently.  There is a range of work visas for people that work in a profession that is experiencing skill shortages or have a job offer from a New Zealand employer. The Working holiday visa is designed for young people, usually aged 18-30. This option lets you travel and work in New Zealand for up to 12 months, or 23 months if you’re from the UK.
Other visas
There are a number of other New Zealand visas available for specific situations. Visit Immigration New Zealand’s website for the full list.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

International Removals

Top 8 relocation tips

17 October 2018

International Removals

Four things you should consider before you agree to relocate to another country for work

9 October 2018

News

Emigration Generation: Poll Reveals Brexit as Top Reason for Brits Wanting to Retire Abroad

1 October 2018

Australia

10 reasons to move to Australia

24 September 2018

USA

Why go Stateside? The benefits of moving to the USA from the UK

18 September 2018

New Zealand

Why moving to New Zealand will be good for your health

10 September 2018

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.

Some of our Customer Reviews

From the initial meeting to the pack up John Mason were both friendly and professional. We have already recommended them to friends, we don’t hesitate to recommend them for your move.

Surrey, UK to Auckland, New Zealand - June 2018

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – May 2018

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

Selby, UK to Sydney, Australia - April 2018

Read more independent reviews about us on TrustPilot