Getting the right visa is essential to achieving your goal
Listed below is a short overview of the different types of visas that New Zealand has to offer. New Zealand visas are based on what the purpose of your visit is, either leisure, family, business, or permanent migration. Certain visas are based on an offer of skilled employment in New Zealand, while others may rely on partnership criteria with a visa holder or New Zealand resident or citizen. Others yet are points-based or rely on investing in New Zealand.
The services provided by New Zealand Shores are aligned with these visa categories. Click on any of these links to find the right visa for you or view our detailed guides and the requirements to apply for each visa.
If you have lived in a genuine, stable relationship with a New Zealander or New Zealand resident for at least 12 months, you may qualify for residence under partnership instructions.
If you have family permanently residing in New Zealand, or are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident, then you may be eligible to apply for a temporary and/or permanent residence visa under family categories. There are dependent child or partnership visas.