New Zealand consistently features amongst the very top best countries in the world to live in. All new Zealanders are migrants or descendent of migrants, so newcomers are always welcome. New Zealand has a modern, prosperous, developed economy with an estimated GDP of US $128 billion. Despite New Zealand’s ever-growing economy and motivated workforce, the country is still in need of skilled workers in various fields. The door is therefore open for workers from overseas to bring their skills to New Zealand and enjoy its unrivalled quality of life.
New Zealand’s population consists of just over 4.3 million people, with a further 1 million New Zealanders living abroad.6. New Zealand was ranked 6th in the 2013 Human Development Index and 15th in The Economist’s 2005 Worldwide Quality of Life index. Most Recently, New Zealand was named the second most peaceful country in the world in The Economist’s Global Peace Index.
The New Zealand landscape is spectacular, and includes stunning bays, lakes forests and mountain ranges. Areas of particularly breath-taking scenery include the Bay of Islands, Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park. Sport, leisure and an outdoor lifestyle are regarded extremely highly in New Zealand. The national sport is Rugby Union and other popular sports include cricket, rugby league, netball, soccer, golf, tennis, rowing, skiing, snowboarding and a variety of water sports, particularly sailing.There is no ingrained class system in New Zealand, but more a belief in every individual’s ability to contribute to society in their own positive way.
New Zealand cares greatly about the world and is always at the forefront of global issues of major debate. The country is particularly passionate about its anti-nuclear stance and had introduced legislation to reinforce this belief.
WAYS TO IMMIGRATE TO NEWZEALAND
There are a number of pathways to residency in New Zealand. The main categories are:
Residence from Work,
Business Category visas :
Business Category visas are relevant for someone of means seeking to invest in NZ to buy, start or relocate a business.
Skilled Migrants :
Skilled Migrants with recognized qualifications and skills may apply for residency under a competitive and complex “points system” which aims to recognize skills that NZ has a shortage of and quality of qualifications and experience.
Residence from Work :
Residence from Work is an alternative pathway whereby a potential migrant can receive a temporary work visa during which they may gain sufficient qualifications or experience to enable them to progress to residency.