Migrate from South Africa

How can you migrate to New Zealand from South Africa? 

Looking for a safe and peaceful country, where you can give your family the future you want for them while you enjoy a more balanced lifestyle? 

Then New Zealand could be the perfect choice!


It's surreal living here coming from somewhere like South Africa. It is the most phenomenal lifestyle available!

We are a peaceful, politically stable and friendly country

People get on well together and families feel safe to come and go without the constant fear of crime.



Safe for families

We are a great place to be bringing up children. Securing a better future for themselves and their children is one of the main reasons South Africans choose New Zealand. 

One of the most important things we can offer families from South Africa is the luxury of feeling safe. Of course we have crime, but we’re also a remarkably tolerant and easy-going society.

In fact, the 2017 Global Peace Index which compares 158 countries for the risk of personal violence rated us the world’s second safest country, just after Iceland, Denmark and Austria. South Africa came in 123rd. We count ourselves very lucky. 


Politically stable

Politically we are very stable with a form of proportional representation in our Parliament that ensures a wide range of opinions are heard and no group feels excluded.


Economically strong

Economically our country can look forward with confidence, thanks to a number of reforms over the last three decades and ongoing good management.


Great education system

The quality of the education is another attraction.

A 2015 OECD report ranked New Zealand one of the world’s top 20 countries for ‘Average performance on international student achievement tests’ (measuring 15 year olds' competence with maths and science).

More recently, New Zealand ranked seventh in the Global Human Capital Report 2017 in preparing people for future work. While all eight of New Zealand’s universities appeared in the top 500 QS World University Rankings 2018 (five of them in the top 300).


Good healthcare and public services

Healthcare and public services are also top notch.



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Find out more about moving to New Zealand from South Africa and what you need to do to get a visa to join us:

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