New Zealand

There are no snakes, large predators, poisonous insects and mosquitoes in New Zealand.

About Country

    Continent

    Oceania

    Capital

    Wellington

    Population

    4,822,233

    World share 

    0.1 %

    Land area

    263,310 km²

    Official Languages

    - English
    - Maori
    - New Zealand Sign Language

    Unofficial Languages

    - Chinese
    - French
    - Hindi
    - Samoan
    - Yue

    Currency

    NZD

    Economy rating

    44

    Economy GDP

    243,332 millions USD

    ВВП на человека

    50,460 USD

Democracy Index

9.25

Full
democracy

*

Electoral process and pluralism

10
10

Functioning of government

8.93
8.93

Political participation

8.89
8.89

Political culture

8.75
8.75

Civil liberties

9.71
9.71

    Crime Rate

    0.7

    Safe zone

    Unemployment

    5.3 %

    Normal unemployment

Expense and Salary

;">

2.76

Bad

*

Average salary

4.9
4.9

Average expense

2.37
2.37

Average rent price

1.01
1.01

    Average salary

    3,444 USD

    Average expense

    977 USD

    Average rent price

    1,095 USD

Immigration

    Immigration difficulty

    Normal

    Recommended Savings

    12,432 USD

    Double citizenship

    Allowed

    Official site

    Immigration official website

    Compulsory exams

    English (IELTS 5.0+, TOEFL)

    Passport rating

    7 Amount of countries: 186

Immigration options

Immigration typeRequired TimeFee
Studentfrom 1 to 3 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
191 USD
Employeefrom 2 to 4 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
321 USD
Professional employeefrom 4 to 6 weeks (paperwork)
3 years (for citizenship)
408 USD
Businessfrom 3 to 21 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
411 USD
Investmentsfrom 2 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
402 USD
Marriagefrom 10 to 12 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
1458 USD
Family reunificationfrom 7+ months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)
317 USD
Refugeefrom 6 to 8 months (paperwork)
4 years (for citizenship)
0 USD


Student

Immigration feeImmigration Time
191 USDfrom 1 to 3 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Completed Application;
- Certificates of education with translation;
- Letters of recommendation;
- Motivational letter;
- Certificate of proficiency in the language of instruction - English / French;
- Certificate of completion of the Foundation preparatory program, if necessary;
- Other documents at the request of the selection committee.
Additional Information:
You can immigrate to New Zealand through admission to a university, and after graduation, get a job. It is also a huge plus that the state provides assistance in obtaining a work permit.
Education in New Zealand is not cheap enough, but definitely worth it, because New Zealand education is recognized all over the world.

Employee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
321 USDfrom 2 to 4 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Completed Application;
- 2 photos;
- Passport or foreign passport;
- Birth certificate;
- Results of medical examination and fluorography;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- The results of an English exam not older than 2 years or a certificate of study in an English-speaking country, subject to a number of conditions;
- Confirmation of the availability of sufficient funds (23,324 USD for 1 year);
- A copy of the Letter of Offer from EHF;
- Other documents on request.
Additional Information:
If you want to immigrate on a work visa, then you must have an official invitation from your future employer. Also, a job can be offered to a foreigner only if a suitable candidate from among the locals was not found.
There are at least 50 types of work visas, all of which belong to different categories, for example: for outstanding people in sports, arts and culture; for candidates from religious organizations; for candidates with a full-time job offer, etc.

Professional employee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
408 USDfrom 4 to 6 weeks (paperwork)
3 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Completed Application;
- Passport;
- Birth certificate;
- 2 photos;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- The result of a medical examination;
- Proof of English proficiency;
- A job offer that requires high qualifications;
- Confirmation of work experience requiring high qualifications;
- Expression of Interest (EI);
- Visa invitation received after EI approval;
- Other documents on request.
Additional Information:
For highly qualified experts, there is a separate visa, which is called a Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.
If you meet certain requirements, you can fill out an Expression of Interest application, it is free, you need to tell about yourself and your qualifications. Every couple of weeks, the best are chosen and invited to apply for a visa.
Requirements:
- Age limit up to 55
- Test results (at least 160) https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/points-indicator-smc-28aug
- Exam results or a document about studying abroad
- A certain salary - not less than 16 USD/hour

Business

Immigration feeImmigration Time
411 USDfrom 3 to 21 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Filled application form on the site;
- 2 photos;
- Passport or foreign passport;
- Birth certificate;
- Results of medical examination and fluorography;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- The results of an English exam not older than 2 years or a certificate of study in an English-speaking country, subject to a number of conditions;
- Confirmation of sufficient funds (23,324 USD for 1 year);
- Copy of Letter of Offer from EHF;
- Other documents on request.
Additional Information:
New Zealand is loyal to businessmen, and even approves of such method of immigration. You will need to provide a business plan, prove the presence of funds and funds, in general, the process is quite time-consuming. There are three types of business visas, they differ in scope, cost and duration of consideration.
- Global Impact Visa
- Entrepreneur Work Visa
- Entrepreneur Resident Visa

Investments

Immigration feeImmigration Time
402 USDfrom 2 to 5 weeks (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
- Filled application form on the site;
- 2 photos;
- Passport;
- Birth certificate;
- Medical examination results;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- Confirmation of the availability of an investment fund (bank statements, real estate valuation, securities, etc.);
- Documents confirming the availability of required investments;
- Confirmation of the legitimacy of earned funds for investment (certificates of tax deductions, bank statements and others);
- IELTS 3.0+ results for category 2. Category 1 does not require language verification.
- Other documents on request.
Additional Information:
With immigration for investors, everything is a little easier, it only requires to invest a certain amount of money in the country's economy.
There are 2 main visas for investors: category 1 and category 2, they differ in the amount of investments. Category 2 gives you the opportunity to invest less, but has much more requirements.

Marriage

Immigration feeImmigration Time
1458 USDfrom 10 to 12 months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Partner completed form;
- Passport;
- Birth certificate;
- 2 photos;
- The results of the medical examination;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- Partner's New Zealand passport, or their birth certificate, or certificate of citizenship, or their New Zealand Residence Class Visa;
- Certificate of no criminal record of the partner;
- Evidence of the truth of the relationship with the partner;
- Documents for children if they are also going to New Zealand;
- Other documents on request.
Additional Information:
You can immigrate through a marriage visa, it is issued to partners who are in a long-term relationship.
Partners can be of any gender, the relationship may not be registered in state institutions. It is only necessary to comply with a number of requirements, such as: age 18 +, the relationship should be long-term and the only stable, and the partners should live together.

Family reunification

Immigration feeImmigration Time
317 USDfrom 7+ months (paperwork)
2 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed Application;< br> - Passport;
- Birth certificate;
- 2 photos;
- The results of the medical examination;
- Certificate of no criminal record;
- Confirmation of availability of funds, if required;
- Confirmation of family ties (for example, birth / adoption certificate);
- Confirmation of English proficiency (for example, a certificate);
- Other documents depending on the type of visa and on request.
Additional Information:
Immigration through family reunification is also possible. This method can be used by children, partners or parents of New Zealand citizens. In such cases, a visa is issued, which is drawn up specifically for each case.
It is also important to comply with a number of conditions: knowledge of English at a good level, good health, a certain income and the absence of dependent children.

Refugee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
0 USDfrom 6 to 8 months (paperwork)
4 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed Application;
- Passport;
- Driver's license;
- Other documents required to support the application;
- Declaration of intent to seek asylum, made in person or in writing in New Zealand;
- Sending to RSB a written description disclosing the circumstances of the refugee.
Additional Information:
It is almost impossible to immigrate to the country as a refugee. In any case, you will have to first get some kind of visa to enter the country, and only after that you will be able to start the process of obtaining refugee status.
In addition, the state allocates a very small number of quotas, which also complicates this process. But if you did succeed, then you will be able to apply for medical care, work and citizenship.

Taxes

The tax system in the country is quite clear and simple, but it has its own specifics.

There are a number of peculiar differences in the New Zealand system:
• There are no inheritance payments
• No state taxes and stamp duty
• The country does not levy a tax on wages

The established procedure provides for two main types of taxes: personal, that is, for individuals, and for those who are engaged in business.

Basic payments:
• Indirect tax (15%)
• Profit collection
• Import duty to file

Separately charged:
• Common law trust income (33%)
• Transfer of property as a gift

The tax system is characterized by the highest possible rates. A progressive scale has been introduced for the physical group of payers with a rate of 12.5% -33%. On the law firms' profit a single payment is 28%.

Good and service tax.

Tax on goods and services is taken from their total value including foreign products. The rate is 15% with some exceptions.

Foreign nationals are also subject to GST. To avoid paying tax at the highest possible rate you need a tax number. GST number is a unique tax registration number for the supply of goods and services in New Zealand and other countries where the GST is valid. Getting a GST number is not difficult, but you need to be well versed in the legislation of the New Zealand to get it.

Not subject to tax:
• export deliveries
• international passenger transportation,
• money Services
• Property For Sale
• renting out premises etc.

Education

In addition to the fact that New Zealand’s diploma is highly valued, they are acknowledged in almost all countries of the world. Studying in New Zealand is one of the ways to obtain citizenship in the country.

The New Zealand learning system contain four sectors:
• A grade school;
• An intermediate school;
• Post-secondary training;
• Additional species of educational organizations (this includes language courses).

Education in New Zealand is mandatory for youngsters from 6 to 16 years of age. However, kids often go to school earlier, from the age of 5.

From 1st to 8th grade, preschools go to the elementary school. Later they go to an intermediate school, where they study until the age of 16. Training in the middle school is obligatory until the 11th grade.

After the 11th grade and passing qualification exam, alumni receive a certificate of basic education. At this stage, the teenagers can finish schooling or enter the 12th grade. In grade 12-13 children pass qualification exams, prepare to enroll at the graduate establishment.

Professional and academic graduate education in New Zealand is paid for everyone.

Polytechnic institutes are colleges that are primarily focused on supplying professional skills training. The maximum period of study is 8 years, for a doctoral degree. For a shorter period of training, you can get a master's, bachelor's, diploma or certificate

There are currently 8 governmental institutes in New Zealand. At universities in 3 years, you can get a bachelor's degree, you can also get a master's degree there.

Healthcare

In New Zealand, medicine is divided into State-subsidized health care and paid one (at its own expense or with the help of insurance). The entire health care system in New Zealand can be divided into 2 large groups of services:
• Primary Health Care
• Secondary Health care

The initial appointment is with a General Practitioner (GP). He examines patients, assesses their condition, and issues referrals for appointments with specialists. Before going to any medical institution, it is necessary to visit the GP.

An examination by a therapist is paid for all citizens of New Zealand, as well as visitors, except for children under 13 years old. Medical care in New Zealand is very expensive. If the patient benefits from State-subsidized health services, the price of services will be lower. All children under 6 years of age receive medical care free of charge.

Beneficial medical services are provided for:
• New Zealand citizens
• Australian citizens living in New Zealand for 2 years
• Foreigners with work visa (more than 2 years)
• children under 17 whose parents receive preferential free medical care
• preferential category

A secondary appointment is an examination by specialists, the prescription of treatment, procedures or hospitalization. This includes monitoring pregnancy and childbirth. If you have health care benefits, medical services are free for you.

Calling an ambulance is very expensive, but both citizens of the New Zealand and visitors are insured by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The insurance covers the cost of medical services provided if a person is injured.

Climate

The weather in this country changes almost every hour. It depends on the sea and mountain rocks. It is surrounded by the southwestern Pacific Ocean. A marine subtropical ambience prevails on the territory of New Zealand. The State is located in the South half of the Earth relative to the equator, so the hottest month of the year is January, and the most freezing month is July.

All the activity of the country is concentrated on two large islands – the southern one and the northern one.

The North Island.

70 % of New Zealand’s residents live on the northern Island. Its terrain is flatter and more comfortable for living.

In the North, the ambience is soft. The normal air condition from November to March is +20 degrees Celsius; from April to October is +11 degrees Celsius.

The eastern coast of the Island is characterized by a dry weather and an abundance of sunlight.

It is chill and windy in the South of the northern Island; the middle degree is +13 Celsius. The summer heat is quite high, +30 degrees Celsius.

The South Island.

The chain of the South Alps is located in the West of the Island. It creates a temperate condition all around the territory. The middle frosts are +3 Celsius in cold season and +23 degrees Celsius when it is warm.

The mountainous regions of the country are distinguished by a large abundance of snowfall and the lowest degree of -12 Celsius.

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