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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 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.

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