Residence Visa

Why choose NZ?

1. Balanced lifestyle: 

New Zealand has the work-life balance just right. Working hard and getting ahead is important to New Zealanders. Its a well-developed, well-connected country with all sorts of opportunities to advance your career.


But New Zealanders also believe that life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends plus all the recreation and wide open spaces the country offers.

2. 100% Pure:


New Zealand has a large land size, like UK or Japan with all the facilities of an advanced Western economy but a fractionof the number of people. Less pressure on space and natural resources means that there are no pollution, congestion and health issues that you often find elsewhere.


3. Relaxed pace of life:

New Zealand’s easy-going ways, uncrowded communities, relatively low crime rates, and compact workplaces all mean life’s generally less stressed here. Most migrants find the reality actually exceeds expectations in this regard. New Zealanders find time for life’s finer things.                                                         

4. Lifestyle choices:

New Zealand doesn’t have the endless sprawls of high-density housing or rows of towering high-rises you find elsewhere. Theres room to breathe and a wide variety of lifestyle options. You can choose an upbeat urban apartment living or a suburban backyard with room for children and a vegetable patch (we call this a quarter acre paradise’).

Alternatively, you can go a little further afield and live by the sea or get close to nature in rural open spaces, perhaps with some farmland and animals (we call these lifestyle blocks).


               Moving to New Zealand. 2019. Why Choose NZ. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 1 June 2019].

How can Trusthaven Immigration help you?

You need a residence visa to live and work in New Zealand permanently. This is also a pre-requisite to gaining New Zealand citizenship in the future. There are three main pathways to residence in New Zealand: 

1. Skilled Migrant: 

This is for those who have recognizable skills that could be easily transferred to New Zealand for a win-win situation for both the migrant and New Zealand. It is based on a point system and includes an assessment of factors such as age, work experience, qualifications, skilled employment in New Zealand, partner’s skilled employment and qualifications, etc. Each prospective migrant is also expected to meet the basic English language requirements.

Special Mention: Engineering and IT professionals

There is a huge demand for qualified and experienced Engineering and IT professionals in New Zealand. This can be seen from the two links below from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook:

If you meet the criteria below, you may be eligible to migrate to New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category:

  • Hold a Master's qualification

  • Between 30 - 45 years of age

  • Have 8+ years of related work experience

2. Residence from Work: 

This is an attractive category for those who have been either employed with an accredited employer or are employed in an occupation included in the Long Term Skills Shortage List (LTSSL) and have been working in that profile for at least 24 months in New Zealand.

3. Residence Partnership:

This is for those who are living together or have lived together in a genuine, stable and mutually exclusive relationship with a New Zealand citizen or a resident for at least 12 months. Evidence pertaining to the relationship between the applicant and the New Zealand citizen/resident partner such as but not limited to the genuineness of the relationship, maintenance of the relationship, living together under one roof, financial interdependence, maintenance of communication, etc. is pertinent to the success of such applications.


Additionally, all applicants who apply for a residence visa must meet the necessary health and character requirements. We can assist you in identifying which visa category will be the best fit for you based on your unique situation and can help you in putting together an application to meet the Immigration New Zealand eligibility criteria.


Trusthaven Immigration can assess your profile and provide all the help you need if you are looking to apply for any of the above-mentioned visa categories.