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New Zealand Immigration

New Zealand Immigration

Mar 12, 2014

New Zealand Geography

  • – New Zealand is in the South Pacific Ocean
  • – New Zealand is made up of two main islands, called North and South Islands
  • – The total land area of New Zealand is 270,000 square kilometers (104,000 square miles) meaning it is slightly larger than the UK, but could fit into Australia 28 times and fit into the United States or Canada around 34 times.
  • – The closest country to New Zealand is Australia (1343 miles away)
  • – New Zealand is 3 and a half hour flight from Sydney Australia, and a 10 hour flight from Hong Kong, Singapore or Tokyo to Auckland.

New Zealand Weather

  • – As New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, its seasons are completely opposite to countries north of the equator. Winter in New Zealand lasts from June until August and summer is between December and February.
  • – The overall climate is fairly mild due to NZ being surrounded by sea. . The temperate ranges from 20–30°C (68–86°F) in summer, and from 5–15°C (41-59°F) in winter.

New Zealand Population

  • – 75% of New Zealand’s population live on the north Island, the majority around Auckland.
  • – The population of New Zealand is just over four million people. All are either immigrants or descended from migrants from over 145 countries.

New Zealand Language

  • – English is the main spoken written language
  • – The Maori language is officially recognized and is becoming increasingly popular in NZ – now over 4% of the populations are fluent. More and more we’re seeing Māori words becoming part of the general language used by all Kiwis, for example kapai (”kar pie”) = good, whanau (”far know”) = a family group, manakai (”ky”) is food.

History of New Zealand Immigration

  • – The Maori’s first arrived in New Zealand over 600 years ago.
  • – The 19th Century saw large numbers of people from the UK, and after WWII brought European immigrants to New Zealand to build a new life.
  • – During the 1960s people from neighbouring Pacific Islands, Samoa and Tonga settled in NZ. The 1980s brought an increasing number of people from China, Korea and South Africa to New Zealand.

Now NZ is a multi cultural society with people from all other the world looking to emigrate to New Zealand.

New Zealand Immigration

We are New Zealand Immigration Consultants with having engaged migration lawyers in New Zealand. The Visa Information on this site is of a general nature only, for more information or advise you should contact us or visit

New Zealand Government Immigration

This section outlines the different New Zealand Visa options available when applying for New Zealand Residency. It will give you a better idea of the alternatives and which best suites your personal circumstances.For specific immigration consultancy on your own circumstances, we recommend that you contact us or contact the department of New Zealand Immigration.

There are three main Visa categories available for people wishing to migrate to New Zealand

Other alternative Visa entry options are:

Before you start the process of applying for residence, you need to ensure you meet these requirements:

  • – Are healthy – each member of your family coming to New Zealand will need a doctors complete medical and chest X-ray certificates
  • – Good character – every applicant aged 17 yrs and over will need a police certificate as evidence of good character included in their application
  • – High Standard of English – everyone aged 16yrs and over needs to be able to read, write, and speak English to a very high standard. This is measured using the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tourists and students should find out more their options for New Zealand immigration.