Number of visitors to New Zealand immigration website increases four-fold post the election 512 Australians registered an interest in moving to New Zealand Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister recently won a third 3-year term in the Australian elections 2019. The win surprised election analysts and led to a spike in the number of Australians looking at … [Read more...]
Covered in rolling pastures, beautiful beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains, and active volcanoes, New Zealand is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on earth and it's no wonder that tourists are flocking in to experience all that this country has to offer. Besides, New Zealand is also home to some of the top universities in the world offering education of best quality. Together with a safe environment for students and a number of scholarship programmes this country is a popular choice for international students.
People can apply for a tourist visa which is also called New Zealand Visitor Visa, for sightseeing or tourism. It's a multiple entry visa which allows you to stay up to 9 months per 18 months period. This visa allows a person to visit family and friends, undergo medical treatment, and take part in sports and cultural events. A valid passport, duly filled application, financial stability, bookings of hotels and flights are some of the major criteria for granting a visa.
For a student visa you need to submit the ‘offer of place’ letter issued by the educational institution approved by New Zealand Qualifications Authority(NZQA), a valid passport, duly filled application with visa fees, proof of required finance for your stay, fees, and daily requirements, meet the character and health requirements. Satisfying the criteria set by the government of New Zealand makes you eligible for a Permanent Resident status.
The cost of living in New Zealand is high compared to most of the other nations popular among international students and expats. Food and groceries might cost you 110-130 NZD while renting a 900 Sq. feet apartment in an expensive area could cost you around 2,700 NZD. Let’s take a look at the average cost of living in New Zealand by considering the following … [Read more...]
Tax filing in New Zealand for international students - if you are looking for more information on this topic, you have come to the right place. International students residing in New Zealand pay taxes to the government in the form of Goods and Service Tax (GST) and Income Tax. Taxes get cut automatically from the income a person earns in New Zealand. Even though it is not … [Read more...]
There are more than 80 work visas available. Student visas can be later extended and converted to other types of visas. To migrate to New Zealand as an entrepreneur a minimum capital of NZ$100,000 is needed. Life in New Zealand can be calm for one moment and action-packed in the next. For tourists, New Zealand is a land of great scenic beauty and adventure sports. … [Read more...]
Nonresidents can no longer buy houses in New Zealand Australians and Singaporeans exempt from the new rule Bill introduced to help make housing more affordable for New Zealand citizens New Zealand is a popular expat destination. New Zealand citizens are very friendly and welcoming but the government policies may not favor migrants as much. The New Zealand parliament … [Read more...]