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Five Things You Should Do Before Applying for Your New Zealand Visa

When you consider moving to another country, there are a few things you need to think about and it is no different when you are planning on immigrating to New Zealand says that country’s most trusted immigration porthole “New Zealand Now” – which offers a wealth of information to prospective visitors and migrants.

Five Things You Should Do Before Applying For Your New Zealand Visa

But what advice can we take from their experience with so many foreigners settling on their shores?


1. Check if your skills are in demand

New Zealand’s employment market is growing steadily. There are job opportunities available across the board but some specific skills are urgently needed. If your skills are listed as in demand you may find it easier to get a visa.
You should also have your skills and qualifications assessed and make sure your qualifications are all in English or have them translated in the meantime.

2. Go see it for yourself before you decide

It is often a good idea to visit New Zealand for a holiday before making the move. You can use it as an opportunity to experience life in the country, meet potential employers and you will soon know if New Zealand is a good fit for you and your family.

3. Get the right advice

You can submit an application for a visa yourself or if you feel a bit unsure of the process and want a bit of extra help, you can use a licensed immigration advisor.

A team of consultants like that of New World Immigration will be able to give you sound advice on almost every aspect of your planned move – and if they can’t help they will surely be in close contact with someone who can.

4. Check your visa options

A visa application is not cheap, and the process can take some time, so before you start check your visa options and work out which you are eligible to apply for. This is where your immigration consultant is absolutely invaluable again. They have the knowledge of the system and know your personal case well enough to understand your needs and what you qualify for.

5. Ensure you have the right paper work

Make sure you check the requirements of the visa category you are applying under before you send in your application. The application process will take longer if the required information is not provided.


It is best to consult with your immigration consultant when it comes to paperwork. Immigrating is a legal and costly exercise and the paperwork required should be precise, complete and exact. Your Immigration Consultant is the best person for this job as it is something they have years’ of experience with – which means they are likely to get the best results with your application.

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