Become a New Zealand Citizen

Do you want to become a New Zealand Citizen? 

In recent years the number of citizens wanting to move to New Zealand from all over the world has increased considerably. 

Do you want to live in New Zealand and enjoy the peace of mind that you have the right to remain in New Zealand for as long as you like?

You need to choose the right visa policy to obtain a permanent status in New Zealand. 


Choose the right visa policy to become a citizen in New Zealand.

If you want to live in New Zealand permanently you can secure your status by applying as a Skilled Migrant or as Business/Investor Migrant.

If you have close family living in New Zealand you might be able to apply for a permanent visa under Family policy. 

It is important that you identify the policy that will be best suited for you and your family. You can find out more by comparing  the different visa types available. 


The Skilled Migrant Category

By far the majority of migrants wanting to live in New Zealand choose the Skilled Migrant Category as their pathway to New Zealand citizenship. 

A resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category will allow you to live, work and study in New Zealand and you can include your partner and your dependent children aged 24 and under.

Please use our Points Guide as a starting point to check out for yourself what your chances might be.

If you want to know for sure whether the Skilled Migrant Category might be the right pathway to New Zealand citizenship for you, ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers for a Free Assessment.


There is so much you need to know, if you want to become a citizen in New Zealand!

We want to support your move by providing you with answers to your most pressing questions. If you do not find the answers on our website, please do not hesitate to ask!  


Ask our Licensed Immigration Advisers

If you want to find out what it takes to migrate to New Zealand ask our Licensed Immigration Adviser Dr.Carsten Hallwass for a Free Assessment.

Free Assessment