What makes you a New Zealand resident?

What makes you a New Zealand resident?

New Zealand resident means a person who: holds a current New Zealand residence permit or current New Zealand returning resident’s visa; or. holds a valid Australian passport.

What do you call a New Zealand resident?

New Zealanders, colloquially known as Kiwis (/kiːwiː/), are people associated with New Zealand, sharing a common history, culture, and language (New Zealand English and or Māori language).

Do I qualify for residency in NZ?

To be eligible for residence status you must: have been in New Zealand on a Work to Residence visa for 2 years, and. meet health and character requirements, and. meet the requirements of one of the 2 ‘pathways’ to residence.

Is a New Zealander a temporary resident?

To live in New Zealand permanently, you need a resident visa. To live in New Zealand permanently, you need a resident visa. There are a number of pathways to obtaining a resident visa, many of which start with a temporary visa allowing you to work, study or own a business in New Zealand.

How long do I have to live in New Zealand to become a citizen?

To apply for citizenship, you must have been a resident for at least 5 years, and only travelled out of New Zealand for a short amount of time each year. You must therefore have been present in New Zealand with a Resident visa for a total of at least 1,350 days and for at least 240 days in each of those 5 years.

How do I know if I am a NZ citizen?

Get information about your citizenship If you are not sure if you are a citizen, call the Citizenship Office. They can tell you: the date you got citizenship. your New Zealand citizenship number.

How long does it take to get residency in New Zealand?

Residence visas

Visa 50% of applications completed within: 90% of applications completed within:
Permanent Resident Visa 13 days 48 days
Skilled Migrant 22 months 27 months
Transfer of visa to new passport 1 day 6 days
Variation of travel conditions on a resident visa 6 days 15 days

How long is a New Zealand resident visa valid for?

Your resident visa will allow you to travel in and out of new Zealand (as a resident) for a specified period of time only – usually 24 months or in some situations they are valid for 5 or 10 years.

What is the difference between resident and permanent resident in New Zealand?

There is a difference between a residence and permanent residence. Resident Visas have travel conditions that only allow a person to re-enter New Zealand as a resident until a certain date, while a Permanent Resident Visa allows indefinite re-entry to New Zealand (providing the passport is valid).

How many years do you have to live in New Zealand to be a citizen?

5 years
You can apply for New Zealand citizenship if you have lived here for at least the last 5 years.

Can I just move to New Zealand?

You can live and work in New Zealand indefinitely as a Permanent Resident — you don’t need to become a New Zealand Citizen. As a Permanent Resident, you also have many of the same rights as a New Zealand Citizen. You can: get government-funded public services, including healthcare.

Can I buy a house in New Zealand if I am not a resident?

Buying or building a house in New Zealand. In general, only residents and citizens can buy homes in New Zealand to live in. But there are other investment opportunities. Use this tool to understand who is able to buy and who needs to apply for consent.

How much does it cost to get residency in New Zealand?

Costs: Application costs range from NZ$208 (€120) for a working holiday visa to NZ$3,615 (€2,093) for a skilled migrant resident visa. Visas for entrepreneurs, investors or retirees can cost up to NZ$4,745 for Investor type 2.

How long do you have to live in New Zealand to become a resident?

To meet the requirement, you need to have been in New Zealand for: at least 240 days in each 12-month period, and. 1,350 days across the 5 years.