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About New Zealand
New Zealand (NZ) is a South Pacific island republic located around 2,000 kilometers (1,300 miles) southeast of Australia. The islands of New Zealand cover the entire continent of Zealandia. Zealandia, which is currently mostly underwater, was formerly a substantial chunk of the Gondwanaland supercontinent. Australia, Fiji, and Tonga all have marine boundaries with New Zealand.
The population of New Zealand is 5.1 million people (beginning 2021). Wellington is the country’s capital, and Auckland is its largest city. The most commonly spoken languages are English (95 percent) and Mori, the indigenous language of New Zealand’s Mori people.
Why New Zealand is famous
- Auckland is the largest and most important city in the country, with a population of over a million people. Other lovely cities include Christchurch and Queenstown.
- The incredible national parks of New Zealand are well-known. There are a total of 13 national parks in the country.
- New Zealand is well-known for its hiking paths or tramping as it is known in the country.
- Visiting the film locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular things to do in New Zealand.
- Bears, snakes, and mountain lions are not to be found. So you can go out and enjoy nature without worrying about encountering any of the less-than-friendly animals up close.
- The Mori is New Zealand’s indigenous people who migrated in the 14th century from East Polynesia.
How to apply for a New Zealand visa
- The complexity of preparing an application varies. Before you submit your application for most visas, you’ll need to gather all of the necessary evidence.
- Many visas are available for application online. Others must be mailed to us along with your application forms, passport, and other supporting documents.
- We will review your application as soon as possible. If more information is required, we will contact you and tell you the outcome of your visa application.
- If you haven’t already done so, you can now visit, invest, work, study, or reside permanently in New Zealand.
- You can apply here.
Documents required for New Zealand
- Should hold a valid passport
- If you’re submitting a paper application, your photo must be 35 mm in width by 45 mm high.
- Complete the application
- Must have sufficient funds
- Provide all the health certificates
- Details if you getting a visa through sponsorship.
Types of New Zealand Visa
1. Work Visa
To apply for one of our resident or temporary work visas, you will probably require a job or a job offer. You may be eligible for a variety of visas, each with its own set of requirements and application process.
Choose the right visa
- Temporary visa: A temporary visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for a specific length of time and work there. Working on a temporary basis might be a step toward obtaining permanent residency and living here. Working holiday visas are intended for young people between the ages of 18 and 35, depending on citizenship.
- Resident visas: Most resident visas allow you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely while also allowing you to use most government-funded services. To evaluate eligibility for the Skilled Migrant Category, a points system based on characteristics such as age, work experience, qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment is used.
2. Study visa
- an offer of a place from a New Zealand Qualifications Authority-approved educational institution
- a written guarantee from an institution or person that you will be able to find acceptable accommodation in New Zealand (if you are under the age of 18)
- evidence that you have enough money to live on while you’re studying.
- a return flight ticket to your nation, or proof that you have enough money to buy one.
3. Visa to invest
- New Zealand is looking for investors and entrepreneurs with funds, experience, and international connections.
There are two categories:
- Investor 1 (minimum investment NZ$10 million for at least three years) and
- Investor 2 (minimum investment NZ$3 million for at least four years).
- Further information is checked here.
4. Visa for partners and children
You and your partner must meet specific conditions if you are seeking a New Zealand visa based on your relationship.
- Your relationship must be sincere and long-lasting.
- You must be sharing a residence with your partner.
- You must be in good health and have a good moral character.
- You must have your partner’s support.
- To support your application, your partner must be eligible.
- You can seek to have your dependent children join you in New Zealand if you have them. When a child is considered dependent, according to the Immigration New Zealand website.
What is the processing time for a New Zealand visa?
You can check here.
What are the fees?
You can check here.
Best places to visit in New Zealand
1. Bay of Islands
The Bay of Islands, one of New Zealand’s most famous tourist destinations, is a refuge for yachts and sailing vessels. The necklace of the Bay of Islands is adorned with the pearls of 144 islands.
Rotorua is one of the few geothermal regions on the planet with a stunning landscape. The Pacific Ring of Fire surrounds it.
3. Napier region
These two characteristics characterize the Napier region, which is one of the best places to visit in New Zealand for a glimpse into Maori culture.
The principal gems of Auckland’s crown are two gleaming harbors: Manukau Harbor and Waitemata Harbor.
New Zealand’s Queenstown is a popular tourist destination. Bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, jet skiing, rock climbing, paragliding, hiking, downhill skiing, and mountain biking are some of the activities available.