New Zealand is divided into North Island and South Island with three-fourth of its population living in North Island and one-fourth living in South Island. Auckland is the largest and most populous city with over 1.5 million living in Auckland alone. New Zealand welcomes migrants from all over the world and it's population is made up of 70% Europeans, 16.5% Maoris, 15.1% Asians and 8.1% Pacific Islanders. New Zealand offers many advantages some of which are listed hereunder. New Zealand

  • has a relatively high standard of living;
  • has world-class Education and Health facilities;
  • has temperate climate;
  • is sparesly populated (16 people per Km2);
  • offers balanced lifestyle;
  • is safe and secure;
  • ranks high in world rankings for:
    • best country for Ease of Doing Business (ranked 1st);
    • least corrupt country in the World (ranked 1st);
    • safest country in the world (ranked 2nd);
    • best country for work-life balance (ranked 3rd).
    • did you know that
      • is the first country to see the sunrise each day;
      • is the first country to give women voting rights in 1893;
      • Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first person to climb Mount Everest in 1953;
      • is free of snakes and wild animals.


    Visit our STUDENTS section to find out the advantages of study in New Zealand.


New Zealand residence programme was last set in 2018 with planning range of 50,000 - 60,000 residence visas for 18 month period from 1st July 2018 to 31 December 2019 with 51% for Business & Skilled visa, 38% for Family visa and 11% for International & Humanitarian visa streams. Currently, the entire visa policy and objectives are under review with major changes in skilled migration, work visas and parent visa categories. New policies and programmes are expected within the next few months.


On the following pages, we have provided an overview of the following popular visa requirements for skilled workers, businesspersons, investors, partners and adult children of New Zealand residents or citizens:

  • Resident Visa;
  • Work Visa;
  • Entrepreneur Visa;
  • Investor Visa;
  • Partner Visa;
  • Parent Visa.

Please note that the visa requirements are provided as a guide only to assist potential applicants get a basic idea of key requirements. It is not an exhaustive list of requirements and applicants should not rely on this information to make a visa application.


We provide comprehensive immigration, visa and student service. Contact us if you wish to emigrate to New Zealand or study in New Zealand and need professional service by an experienced, successful and IAA licensed New Zealand immigration adviser. Take the first step, submit your enquiry now.