Moving to New Zealand

New Zealand

You are moving to New Zealand. Atlas Movers will get you there.


Are you thinking of moving to New Zealand? The pristine landscapes and vibrant economy offer perfect conditions to emigrate to the land of the Kiwis. New Zealand is a beautiful country with beautiful landscapes, multifaceted cities, rich in culture and breathtaking nature. It is a fun prospect but with strict rules and requirements, so it is recommended to use a professional moving company. That’s why Atlas International Movers is the perfect partner for you! We help you move carefree from and to New Zealand. At Atlas International Movers we know that moving can be a big task. That is why we want to take this task off your hands, because we have years of experience, reliable partners and know-how, we are the perfect moving company to arrange your move to the country of New Zealand.

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you want to move to New Zealand it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to New Zealand, your nationality, if you intend to work and how long you intend to stay in New Zealand. So where can I find more information about visas in New Zealand? The best place with the most information is the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. Here you will find all the information about the different types of visas available and their requirements. All information comes directly from the New Zealand government, so it will be correct. Below are some of the requirements you will need to fulfil before applying to a visa:

  • Proof of available funds
  • Skills and qualification assessments
  • Health insurance
  • Background checks
  • Knowledge of the English language

You’ll find all of the requirements on the “tools and information for meeting criteria” page of the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. On the website of the Department of Immigration you will find the multiple visa options available. This is an easy way to help you find out which visa is most suitable for you. By clicking on the visa you think you’ll need, the website will take you through a couple of questions (about your circumstances, your work and situation) and helps you find the right visa.

What rights will my visa give me in New Zealand?

Every visa has different rights and conditions, so it’s important to find out what you’re entitled to and what your restrictions are while living in New Zealand. For example, a number of visas won’t allow you to work and many have restrictions on healthcare. If you need more information, you can find it on the visa details and conditions page of the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. Also It might be worthwhile getting the help of a migration agent or lawyer to help navigate your way through the system and the country.

Can I become a New Zealand Citizen?

Yes it is possible to become a New Zealand citizen. But this is more difficult, there are multiple options on becoming a New Zealand citizen. Before you apply, you need to check if you meet the requirements to become a New Zealand citizen. There are 3 ways on becoming a citizen:

  • Citizenship by birth
  • By descent
  • By grant

Here you’ll find more information about the types of citizenships. If you meet one of these requirements then you’ll need to check if you’re actually eligible for citizenship. On this page you’ll go through a series of questions to see if you’re eligible for New Zealand citizenship. If you’re eligible for a citizenship then you can apply on the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. These are the steps you should follow and then you can call yourself a proud New Zealand citizen!

  • Get your documents ready: You need to provide documents to prove your identity
  • Apply and pay: You can apply online, in person or by post.
  • Wait to find out if your application is approved: It takes 7 to 12 months
  • Get your citizenship certificate: Once your New Zealand citizenship is approved, you need to attend a citizenship ceremony
  • Get your NZ passport: Once you are a citizen, you can apply for your New Zealand passport. This is a separate process, for more information about applying for New Zealand passport click here

You will find every information on the matter on the New Zealand Department of Immigration website. Learn more about the privileges and responsibilities of a New Zealand citizen and living there permanently on this page.

You are moving to New Zealand, what’s next?

So you’re moving to New Zealand! You have a job offer/work contract with a work visa or your citizenship status is approved. Now it’s important to make the relocation to New Zealand as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. In addition to moving to New Zealand, you will also have to start looking at everything New Zealand has to offer. Why else is moving to New Zealand right for you? Well, expats living in this country enjoy many benefits of going to New Zealand including a high quality of living, great education, good healthcare, fantastic work-life balance, and decent work benefits from employers.

Furthermore, across New Zealand, you can find everything from untamed wilderness to rich culture. The landscape has towering mountains, mist-cloaked fjords and golden beaches curled around quiet bays. These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in New Zealand:

  • Hobbiton
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Tongariro Alpine Crossing
  • Whale watch Kaikoura
  • Milford Sound
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Marlborough
  • Piha Beach

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in New Zealand, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website!

How do we proceed?

Would you like to know what’s next? We can help you proceed! The process of moving to New Zealand can take up to about 8 weeks. If you’re planning to move to New Zealand and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or discover one of these options.

Let’s get in touch!

If you are moving to New Zealand and you want to make an appointment with us, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to New Zealand, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!

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