Gary moved to NZ for the outdoors, the mountains and the pure beauty of the country. He's also loving the work/life balance here, finding life much less stressful than in the UK.
At some point most Kiwis feel the pull of their roots and decide to make the long trip back home with their silver fern embossed passport in hand. This often leaves their partners, wives and husbands wondering, what about them? Am I eligible to go?
Don’t fear, it’s not quite time to part ways as New Zealand have a number of visa options open. The family streams open are designed to make migrating that little bit easier if you have a partner who is a resident or citizen of New Zealand.
Rachael Howes explains the temporary and permanent visa options available to partners of Kiwi's in this article for Australia & NZ Magazine.
South African Construction Manager Hardus and his wife fell in love with New Zealand on an inpromtu visit to the country in 2015. After securing a role in New Zealand, and working with Migration Associates to gain the necessary work visa, Hardus and his family were able to make the big move. Here's their story...
The South African Kozte family were seeking a better life for their children and were thinking about New Zealand. After attending a 'This is New Zealand' Webinar they began the visa process, and are now living their new live in NZ.
Nick Shaw and his wife have two sons both living in New Zealand. They decided it was time to join their family in New Zealand, and with the help of Migration Associates they applied for permanent residency through the Parent Visa. We asked Nick some questions about his journey to his New Zealand life.
More young people than ever are packing their backpacks and travelling to New Zealand for a year’s working holiday. This visa scheme allows young people to spend 12 months working in the country, giving a perfect opportunity to get a taste of New Zealand life. An increasing number of travellers are finding that the lifestyle, culture and weather is just too hard to resist, using the experience to make their move permanent. Read More.
Joanne and her husband Scott, a Quantity Surveyor, loved to travel and regularly spoke about experiencing life outside the UK. After a few tough years during the recession, the couple decided the time was right to explore their opportunities, and met with Borey Chum from Migration Associates at a Down Under Live event. Here the couple talk about the research they carried out before leaving, job hunting, and how they achieved residency after only three months from their application. Read More.
Working long hours at stressful jobs in the UK, Construction Project Manager Roger and Hairdresser Lorna were finding it difficult to find quality family time, and began seeking a better work-life balance. They attended the Down Under Live show and spoke to Borey Chum at Migration Associates – it was then that they were able to plan a new life in New Zealand. Hear the story of their move to the Canterbury region.
After Johnathan and Gwyneth’s daughter Anna took a job in Wellington New Zealand, the couple were faced with the prospect of not seeing their children (or grandchildren) regularly. After a 3 week visit to the country, they began investigating also moving to New Zealand and engaged Migration Associates to assist them with obtaining residency under the Family Category - Parent Policy. The couple talk about their new lifestyle, job opportunities, housing and education in their new home, the beautiful coastal town of Porirua. Read More.
We partner with New Zealand Skills in Demand, who specialise in matching skilled individuals from around the world into positions with New Zealand organisations, across a multitude of sectors. Here, Joel Gabites explains the types of roles that are in high demand in New Zealand, and the government’s plans to help build a great lifestyle for skilled migrants who seek a New Zealand lifestyle. Read More.
People from all over the UK are seizing the unique opportunity to start a new life in New Zealand, and helping rebuild Christchurch to its former vibrancy after the devastation of the earthquake in 2010. This is the story of Carpenter Steven and his family, and how they are planning on buying a plot of land and building their dream home in New Zealand. Read More.
Lyndsey Brooks, a Veterinary Nurse, and her family began considering the idea of living somewhere other than the UK. They were looking for an improved lifestyle, a better climate and to get away from the ‘rat race’, and settled on the idea of New Zealand. In her own words, Lyndsey talks about her decision making process, visas, job hunting, and how the family are finally living the dream. Read More.