Get NZ residency
To live in NZ permanently, you need a resident visa.
Get a resident visa
You can automatically get residency as part of certain visas. However, most ways of getting a resident visa start with a temporary visa allowing you to:
- study, or
- own a business.
These visas will usually have travel conditions.
Permanent Resident Visa
If you have a Permanent Resident Visa you will:
- have no travel conditions
- be able to live, work and study in NZ.
Apply for NZ citizenship after you've been a resident
After meeting certain requirements, including at least 5 years residence in NZ, you can get NZ citizenship.