Saturday, 4 August 2007

Immigrating to New Zealand - some links

For those interested in further research on immigrating to New Zealand:

The first place to look is here - Immigration New Zealand.

It's possible to get a working holiday in New Zealand - for visitors from the Excited Snakes, this boils down to:

* be at least 18 and not more than 30 years old
* hold a return ticket, or sufficient funds to purchase such a ticket
* have a minimum of NZ$4,200 available funds to meet your living costs while you’re here

Plus some miscellaneous administrative requirements - drug dealers, terrorists and street mimes may have a problem.

For permanent immigration, you can join family here, bring a business here or invest a couple of million, or study here. For skilled migrants, you can work here towards residence or qualify as a skilled migrant. If you're interested in the last category, you may also want to take a look at the immediate skill shortage list or long term skill shortage list. Or you can be an Australian.

As regards New Zealand itself, there's always the official line and the unofficial line.

Hope that helps.