New Zealand, the natural paradise of the world, breathtaking landscapes, beaches with cliffs, caves, grottos, rainforest and much more, there is everything combined in New Zealand. Do you want to make your move to New Zealand relaxed? Our blog will give you a first overview of what you need to consider when moving.
If you want to learn even more information about New Zealand, immigration, customs and sightseeing, feel free to read on.
Residence permit and visa when you planned to move to New Zealand
Permanent residency in New Zealand is a lengthy process and not every person is granted a permit. In New Zealand, the granting is regulated by a complicated points system. Points are distributed according to characteristics, for example, there are points for good English skills, good health and a clean police record.
Regarding visas, there are also several different ones, the most important and significant for you are the following:
- Working Holiday = applies to those between the ages of 18 and 30, who can work and travel in New Zealand for 12 months
- Working Visa = applies to all those who wish to work and live in New Zealand. The requirement for this is a job offer from New Zealand, this means that you need to have a job commitment in advance so that you can apply for the visa.
If you want to look for a job in New Zealand, then you can apply for a Visitor Visa, with this you can stay 3 months in New Zealand and take care of interviews. You can also apply for a work visa once you have found a job. Under the website “New Zealand Now”, you can find some online job portals, where you can also get information about job offers.
Your move to New Zealand
The most important thing in advance is that you are aware of the customs regulations. In New Zealand they are very strict and you have to pay fines for every little thing. For example, you are not allowed to bring dirty hiking boots with you because of the seeds and seeds that you might bring in.
Intensive planning in advance is necessary for a stress-free move to New Zealand. Make sure you look for a moving company that will meet your needs and make you feel comfortable. Before committing, ask what services are included and what the cost will be. Write yourself a list of all your items to make planning and moving easier.
After the long planning and the many bureaucratic concerns, you will surely want to take a break from it. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to a few of New Zealand’s most beautiful and breathtaking sights.
- Tongariro National Park is one of the most majestic national parks there is. The national park surrounds three active volcanic mountains, beautiful landscapes and vast areas that are an attraction for everyone.
- Bay of Islands is a small district on the Northland region of New Zealand. On the coast you can go diving, snorkeling or kayaking, among other activities.
- Christ Church Cathedral is the focal point of Christchurch’s Cathedral Square. The first stone of the cathedral was laid in 1864. In addition, Christ Church had 13 bells, which were regularly played by to religious occasions.
- Franz Josef, is a small town in the rainforest, which convinces with a few cozy bars, cafes, cinemas and hot pools. The city is located at the foot of the glacier Franz Josef, which was named after the Emperor of Austria.
- Auckland with its Sky Tower, which is 328 meters high and thus the highest building in New Zealand. You can go up in a glass elevator that takes you to three different viewing platforms.
- Waitomo, the glowworm grotto is one of the most popular tourist destinations and very suitable for true nature lovers. One can go through the grotto by means of a boat ride and observe thousands of fireflies.
- National Aquarium of New Zealand, here you can experience up close the life in the water. Over 100 creatures can be discovered in the aquarium, whether they live in fresh water, in the sea or on land. The absolute highlight of this excursion is the underwater tunnel, here you can literally walk through sharks, rays and hundreds of other fish species.
What you definitely should not miss is the New Zealand cuisine, it has your influences on the one hand from England and Scotland and on the other hand from the Maori.
This also means that fast food with lots of meat is traditional, as well as all root vegetables and seafood.
Fish and chips, probably the best known fast food dish in New Zealand, which clearly comes from the English side.
- Roast lamb is served in New Zealand with spinach, potatoes and herbs.
- Green lipped mussel variations are usually added in powder form to various dishes. The reason why this mussel is so popular in New Zealand is because it has special effects and helps with many complaints. It is said to be especially helpful for joint problems, cartilage damage and connective tissue diseases.
- Pavlova is a meringue pie filled with cream and fruit, a true national dish in New Zealand.
- Hokey Pokey, the most popular ice cream of the islanders, it is vanilla caramel.
We hope that we could help you a little with this and wish you a good and successful start.