Australia and New Zealand are closer in more ways than one, especially when it comes to attracting foreign workers and travelers. Both countries offer great incentives for skilled workers, sponsorship visas, student visas or people who just want a life experience and work and travel around the country.
So which country is better when it comes to filling out your visa application?
Also known as the ‘Land Down Under’, Australia became officially recognised as a tourist destination in the 1980’s after the movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’ showcased the country to the world. With a reputation of fantastic weather, amazing beaches, spectacular natural wonders and friendly locals, Australia has also become known for it’s agriculture and business investment opportunities.
Due to it’s proximity to Asia, Australia is particularly appealing to Chinese investors through the newly approved trade agreement between the countries. The country is also a favourite destination for a number of different nationalities who wish to call Australia home and enjoy the lifestyle and job opportunities the country has to offer.
With the country spanning across 7.692 million km² (or 2.97 million mi²), there is a range of lifestyle, employment, study and investment opportunities.
Affectionately referred to as the “Land of the Long White Cloud”, New Zealand is a country rich with culture and diversity. Located only a few hours flight from Australia, New Zealand is a popular destination for travelers and workers alike. Many people may start their overseas experience in New Zealand before moving over to Australia or vice versa.
With a population of over 4.471 million spanning across the North and South Island, New Zealand is relatively small to Australia comparatively at 268,021 km² (or 103,483 mi²). Like Australia, a huge interest in the country was spawned from a major motion film, The Lord of the Rings which was filmed in the South Island.
The capital city of Auckland offers a diverse range of cultures with many students from Asia choosing to live and study in the city.
A lot of the decision comes down to personal preference and inadvertently the visa opportunities available at the time of application. If you are interested in applying for a visa to either Australia or New Zealand, we have registered migration agents who are qualified to handle both country applications.
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