Moving to New Zealand
It’s a big step moving to another country, and for many people New Zealand is a long way away.
You may want to learn more about other people’s experiences. Migrating is much more common now than 20 or 30 years ago, and there are lots of resources you can check out.
If you need advice about immigrating, it is important to use a licensed advisor. The Immigration Advisors Authority has a consumer guide to immigration advice. This publication is available in Chinese, Samoan and Tongan.
Some key things to consider are:
Before you arrive: Important documents to bring, and things to do before you leave home.
When you first arrive: Five first steps to get you started.
The Settlement Curve: Information about how moving to another country can affect you and your family emotionally.
How do other migrants find living here?: Stories from migrants who have already made the move.
Citizenship: Information about requirements for becoming a New Zealand citizen.
Settlement resources: A guide to publications and services provided by Settlement Services
Try NZ Ready- your personal tool for planning a successful settlement