New Zealand visas

What visa do you need to come to New Zealand?

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.

To talk to a licensed immigration adviser about which New Zealand visa is right for you and your family feel free to contact us or complete our free eligibility assessment.

RESIDENCE VISAS

SKILLED MIGRANT VISA

The most popular way to gaining New Zealand permanent residence is based on skilled migration.

PARTNER & FAMILY CATEGORIES

If you are either related to or in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen or resident then you could be eligible to migrate to New Zealand permanently.

PARTNERSHIP RESIDENCE

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.

TEMPORARY VISAS

NEW ZEALAND WORK VISA

If you have an offer of skilled employment from a New Zealand employer and wish to work in New Zealand, then you can apply for a New Zealand work visa.

NEW ZEALAND WORKING HOLIDAY

The working holiday scheme allows young tourists to travel through New Zealand with the ability to work on the side to subsidise their travels.

WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA

Work to residence is initially a temporary work visa which can lead to New Zealand permanent residence after working on this visa for at least 24 months.

FAMILY CATEGORIES

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.

NEW ZEALAND STUDENT VISA

All students who are not New Zealand Citizens or Residents must apply for a student visa in order to study or attend school in New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND VISITOR VISA

If you are looking to holiday in New Zealand, or wish to visit family and friends, then you can apply for a visitor visa.

BUSINESS VISAS

NEW ZEALAND INVESTOR VISAS

Investing money into New Zealand can lead to residence.

ENTREPRENEUR WORK VISA

Under this category, you can buy, invest or start up your own business in New Zealand.

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