To enter New Zealand you must have a passport valid for 3 months after the date of your intended departure. To be eligible for immigration to New Zealand, You must be under 56 years of age, you, your partner and any dependant children less than 17 years of age must complete a health declaration to ensure you meet all standards of health, Must have a good character, Pass English language requirements
To be eligible for a New Zealand visa you need the following requirements which are required by all entering the country.
A valid ticket to exit New Zealand
Sufficient money to support
A passport valid for 3 months beyond the scheduled date of departure from New Zealand
A completed and signed application form
A recent passport-sized photograph
Evidence of financial support or sponsorship for visitors
Evidence of onward travel
Evidence of payment fee for students and a written guarantee from an institution that suitable accommodation is available for you in New Zealand.
New Zealand immigration monitors the number of people who arrives in New Zealand each year, from permanent and temporary residents to visitors and holiday makers. It monitors holiday travelers going to New Zealand for up to 23 months to travel and work; potential migrants who wish to live in New Zealand permanently must first obtain a residence visa to enter the country and temporary workers who wish to travel and work. The new immigration act which passed into law in 2009 replacing the 1987 act is aimed to enhance border security and improve the efficiency of the immigration services. Key aspects of the new act include the ability to use biometrics, a new refugee and protection system, a single independent appeals tribunal and a universal visa system.
The immigration scheme has been designed to comprise two stages; the lodging of an expression of interest and the invitation to apply for residency. You need to score a minimum of 100 points to be able to lodge an expression of interest. Skilled migrant category has been designed to attract highly skilled migrants to New Zealand, particularly in those industries and regions of New Zealand experiencing growth and skill shortages. Immigration to New Zealand offers a better quality life because it is a safer place to bring up a family or emigrate to enjoy surfing, fishing and beach life. New Zealand is a modern, wonderful mix of western and pacific cultures and forward thinking creative country.