There is a long-standing affectionate rivalry between Australia and New Zealand due to the country’s proximity to each other as well the similarity of the cultures. Because of this many foreign workers or holiday makers will include a trip or long-term stay to New Zealand as well as – or sometimes instead of – a visit to Australia.
New Zealand’s population is small in comparison to other Western countries with an estimated 4.47 million New Zealand born citizens, 14% of which live overseas. This is a growing pattern for the country with them losing many of their skilled workers to Europe, America or Australia. In 2013 it was estimated that over 640,000 New Zealand born citizens were living in Australia.
This urge for New Zealanders or ‘Kiwi’s to travel had inadvertently given more opportunity to foreign skilled workers to work in the country to help fill the gap of labour shortage across many of the country’s industries.
Applying for a visa to New Zealand is similar to applying for a visa to Australia in regards that several things will be taken into account upon your application such as:
If you are interested in the opportunities available to live, work, study, visit or even invest in a New Zealand, contact our head office and speak with one of our registered and qualified migration agents whom have experience in New Zealand Visa Applications.