It’s no secret that I utterly adore and love New Zealand. It’s my favourite country so far to date after travelling for the last five years, exploring six continents and over forty countries. But could I emigrate to New Zealand?
I remember on the last day of my time in New Zealand, I was sat at a bus stop in Auckland ready to get the shuttle to the airport to fly to Fiji and I was solely tempted to rip up my round the world ticket there and then and stay in New Zealand indefinitely. Of course, I couldn’t stay there for ages, I had to renew my visas etc. But what about emigrating?
See more: Leaving New Zealand…or maybe not
I confess at the time, I didn’t know how I could go about it and didn’t have the resources on emigrating to New Zealand to hand. That’s probably why I begrudgingly carried on travelling. Also, my Mum would have killed me for staying at the other side of the world.
Now four years on, I still ponder that question, and thanks to the Ready Steady Store, they provided me with a quick infographic to let me know just exactly what I needed to do to emigrate to New Zealand.
Let’s check it out!
Guide to use to emigrate to New Zealand
Provided by Ready Steady Store
What do you think? Could you emigrate to New Zealand? But you need more information about the country first? Check out my favourite articles on New Zealand:
New Zealand – My Love, My Life
Let me know what you think of New Zealand in the comments below or simply Facebook me or tweet me on Twitter! Do you want to travel to New Zealand or do you want to emigrate?
Don’t even think about it! Mum
I emigrated to NZ in December and I am loving it 🙂 I went through the partnership route as my boyfriend is a Kiwi. I’d say if you decide to emigrate then embrace the change in lifestyle – Kiwi’s love the outdoors and its so easy to enjoy as the weather is so good and the scenery is amazing. Fishing, cycling, kayaking, tramping… enjoying a BBQ on the deck.
You can move anywhere in the world. There’s no question about that. The important thing is to be informed about what to expect and it seems like you are on the right track.
Granted, it’s not easy being in a different part of the world than where family is. Buy all families do emigrate at some point and you are really continuing that dream.
Also, what better reason to take a vacation to visit, rack up frequent flier miles for more flights especially halfway around the world?
You can do it.
Thank goodness I saw this blog post! I’m profoundly Deaf British woman, hoping to move to New Zealand in the future on a permanent basis. I admit I’m worried that my deafness will be a factor of preventing me to get a visa, a career and a life in NZ. Although, my determination to save up says the opposite…I visited the country last year and fell in love with the country. I admit that I like a kiwi there haha! I just hope when I have sorted out my higher education (Masters), gain more experience and push myself to apply for the visa. i know I will massively regret it if I don’t. If you know anyone I could build connections with over there, please let me know. It is always useful to network, as I only know a few kiwis.
Thank you very much.