- Unlike most countries, New Zealand is an Island country that is located in
the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of two landmasses
which are North Island and South island. It has around 600 smaller islands
which make for the perfect destination for leisure. One amazing fact about
New Zealand is that it was the last island country to be inhabited because
it is remotely located. The capital city is called Wellington. The head of
state is Queen Elizabeth II.
New Zealand has great cultural diversity created by the diverse ethnic
Rich flora and fauna:
New Zealand had an ample time to develop the flora and fauna before human
Great education and medical system:
the education and medical system is greatly developed thus giving the
citizens the best experience
High quality of life:
New Zealand is one the few countries with high quality of life
the economy is very stable providing great financial benefits to the people.
it has a stable government and rarely will you hear governmental disputes
Peace and fun:
New Zealand is an island country with over 600 small islands. Other than
enjoying the peace, you will also enjoy the sandy beaches and water sports
this place as a great natural aesthetic appeal with its exquisite topography
and sharp mountains.
it offers a lot of opportunities whether for studies or work.
There are many student visas for anyone that wants to study in New Zealand.
Fee-paying student visa:
This is a visa for any 18 years old and above student who wishes to study in
New Zealand for more than three months. You can stay on this visa for a
period of up to four years and will be required to cater to your needs.
Exchange student visa:
this is for a student who has been approved for a student exchange scheme
and will be studying for three months on a full-time basis. One can stay for
up to four months.
Foreign government support student visa:
this is for students who have a foreign government loan or have received
scholarships to study full-time in New Zealand. One needs to prove that the
government or scholarship can take care of their financial needs
Pathway student visa:
this is for students who want to study up to three courses using a single
student visa. You will need to be offered a place by a pathway education
provider in New Zealand
Dependent child student visa:
this is a visa that lets a dependent child stay the same length of time as
their parent. The dependent child can study whether primary or secondary in
New Zealand and must be 19 years and below.
This visa enables one to visit New Zealand to see family, for leisure,
recreational activities, entertainment, tourism, or study a short course.
One will need proof to show they can support themselves financially. This
visa can last up to nine months. While applying, you can include your spouse
as well as children as long as they are 19 years and below. While others may
require this visa, some countries enjoy visa waiver. Therefore, check to
ensure whether or not you can enjoy this benefit.
PR visa is a type of visa that allows immigrants to live, work and study in
New Zealand permanently.
They can also travel in and out of New Zealand without restrictions. Even
so, the permanent resident visa holder needs to have a valid passport.
Anyone who has had a resident visa for two years or more is eligible to
apply for a permanent resident visa.
With this passport, your duration is marked as ‘indefinitely’ allowing you
to stay as long as forever. With this visa application, you can include
partners and dependent children that are under 24.
New Zealand offers immigration visas that are categorized depending on many
factors. Typically, here they are referred to as resident visas. These
resident visas give the holders the ability to live permanently in New
Zealand but do not have the freedom to travel in and out the country as with
Some of the categories for resident visas include:
Skilled migrant category resident visa:
it is for skilled, experienced, and qualified people who will impact the
economy of New Zealand.
Partner of a New Zealander resident visa
Long-term skilled shortage list work visa:
for people with employment offers in occupations where long-term skills are
Parent retirement resident visa:
it is meant for a parent that has a child who is a New Zealander
Talent (accredited employer) resident visa:
for those who are highly skilled and have been offered employment
opportunity by an accredited employer.
Investor 2 resident visa:
for business people with a minimum of NZ $3 million either in asset or funds
Entrepreneur resident visa:
for those who have been self-employed successfully in New Zealand
- Numerous business visas are offered by the New Zealand government to
business people. It gives them the ability to carry out business in New
Zealand. Some of the business visas include:
Investor 1 resident visa:
for those with NZ $10 million to invest in New Zealand over a period of
Investor 2 resident visa:
Those with a minimum of NZ $3 million in asset or funds
Business visitor visa:
for those going to New Zealand for business reasons for three months
Entrepreneur resident visa:
for those who have been successfully self-employed in New Zealand for six
months or more or has operated a specific business for two years or more
while on a different visa that supports self-employment