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Settlement Services

Whether you have just begun planning your move, or you are now applying for a visa, or you have already arrived in the country, this web area offers a range of information and contacts designed to help you settle well and stay in New Zealand.

Settlement Support NZ

SSNZLOGO Free-phone in NZ
0800 776 948
Your first point of contact for information about the local area where you choose to live.

Regional Information

Introducing the regions of New Zealand, so you can compare them to help to choose where you will settle.

Working in New Zealand

Connecting newcomers with services and information to find suitable employment.

Living in New Zealand

An introduction to living in New Zealand and products and services that can help you.

News, Events and Resources

News and events information for migrants, and a guide to the resources we publish to help migrants settle in New Zealand.

Employer Information

The employer hub – for New Zealand businesses employing new migrants

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Useful Links

  • New Kiwis – offers migrants employment support. An online service connecting potential employers with new migrants in New Zealand.
  • Help in your language– if you’re not comfortable speaking English, settlement information is available in other languages. CAB Language Link is free, independent and confidential. Phone 0800 788 877. You can also contact this service through SSNZ.
  • Other Settlement services

If you have visa enquiries see our Knowledge Base section.


Contact Settlement Services

Contact Immigration New Zealand