Migrate to New Zealand

A better life, great opportunities

What is the process?

New Zealand Shores will help you determine the ideal pathway to achieving your migration goals.

Moving to New Zealand can be made easier! Many of our clients follow the plan below and secure residence in New Zealand through the employment pathway (a job offer in New Zealand). There may be minor variations depending on your profile, skillset, and your job opportunities in New Zealand.

See the process timeline

How easy is it to emigrate to New Zealand? For most people, the process involves:

  1. a job offer
  2. a temporary (work) visa application
  3. a residence visa application

New Zealand Shores assists you from day one, throughout the documentation stage, your job search endeavours, the visa process, and more!

Typical process timeline

This is the process we follow for most of our offshore clients.

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Documentation stage

    Based on our instructions, you collect & send the documents required. We check your documents and provide feedback until you become ‘document-ready’.

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Job search stage

    We provide assistance with your job search and can liaise with potential employers interested in your application. We also advise on the suitability of jobs applied for.

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Temporary visas application

    Congratulations! You have been offered a job! We send you final instructions, liaise with your NZ employer, prepare & lodge your work (and family) visa application(s).

  • Mar 30, 2020


    We prepare and submit your expression of interest (EOI) for residence under the Skilled Migrant Category or the Green List.

  • Mar 30, 2020

    Residence application

    We finalise your documentation, prepare and lodge your residence application. We liaise with Immigration New Zealand until a decision is made.

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