Moving to New Zealand

New Zealand

Basic information New Zealand

If you are moving to New Zealand, it might be useful to know the basic information about the country, which can be found below:

  • Population: 4,570,038 of per 2014
  • Capital City: Wellington
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
    • Queen: Elizabeth II
    • Governor-General: Jerry Mateparae
    • Prime minister: John Key
  • Main language: English and Māori
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Monetary unit: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • International dialing code: +64

Are you moving to New Zealand? Start by checking out the information below, and filling in the form in order to receive the best  removal quotes from our international removal companies.

Education

If you are moving to New Zealand, you must know that the education system in New Zealand is of a high quality. School is compulsory for children and students from the age of 6 till 16 years old. The education system of New Zealand is as followed:

  • Primary education (starts at the age of 5 or 6 years old and takes 7 years)
  • Secondary education ( starts at the age of 13 till 18 or 19 years old)
  • Tertiary education

The primary and secondary education is free of cost for children.  There are three types of schools in New Zealand:  government schools, state integrated schools and private schools. However 85% of the families sent their children to government schools.

 

Job

The unemployment rate in New Zealand was 5.7% in January 2015. If you are moving to New Zeland and want to work there, then it is necessary to have a work permit or visa depending on where you come from. If you come from Australia, it will not be necessary to apply for a work visa. The following documents are required if you want to apply for a visa for New Zealand:

 

  • Completed, signed application form
  • Appropriate application fee
  • Two passport-sized color photographs
  • Passport or travel document
  • Medical and chest X-ray certificates
  • Police certificates if required by Section D: Your character
  • Applications for visas based on employment a job offer, including a job description and the details of pay and conditions of the proposed employment.
  • Evidence of qualifications relevant to my job offer
  • Evidence of work experience relevant to my job offer
  • Evidence that I have met or am able to meet any necessary New Zealand registration requirements

 

New Zealand

Bank account

If you are moving to New Zealand, it might be useful to know that it is relatively easy to open a bank account in New Zealand. The biggest banks in New Zealand are: ANZ, ASB, BNZ, Westpac and Kiwibank. The following documents are required if you want to open a bank account in New Zealand:

  • Identification
  • Proof of residence (in New Zealand)
  • IRD Number

Keep in mind that when you open the bank account for the first time, you will need to put a deposit on your opening balance, this can vary from 10 NZD to 500 NZD. Keep in mind that it is also possible that banks charge a monthly fee, depending on which services you wish to choose from.

 

Visa

It might be necessary to apply for a visa if you are moving to New Zealand or want to enter New Zealand. However this depends on where you come from.  The most popular visas are:  visitor visa, student visa, working holiday visa, work visa, resident visa. The documents that you will need to provide are police report and chest X ray certificate. However, keep in mind that there some specific requirements for these documents to be valid.

If you are moving to New Zealand and want more information about visas, click on the link below:

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/applyingforvisa/documents.htm

 

Cost of living

The cost of living in New Zealand is on average compared countries like Australia. Many products are sold at competitive prices. However depending on how strong your home currency is, will determine if the cost of living in New Zealand is expensive. Groceries and eating in restaurants are not too expensive and might be even cheaper than some countries in Europe.

 

 

Medical care

If you are moving to New Zealand, you must know that the medical care in New Zealand is affordable and of a good quality. Residents and nonresidents can make use of the public health care. The public health care is either free or very low cost. Health insurance is not compulsory in New Zealand, however it is advisable to have one. However when using the public health care, there are waiting lists to be treated in the hospitals.  Therefore, many residents in New Zealand choose for an extra private health insurance.

 

Driving license

If you are moving to New Zealand and want to obtain a full driving license, it is compulsory to be at least 16 years old or older.  The driving license in New Zealand has 3 levels:

  • Learner license
  • Restricted license
  • Full license

The following primary documents are required if you want to apply for a driving license:

  • New Zealand passport*
  • Overseas passport (may include New Zealand visa/permit)*
  • New Zealand emergency travel document
  • New Zealand refugee travel document
  • New Zealand certificate of identity (issued under the Passports Act 1992)
  • New Zealand certificate of identity (issued under the Immigration Act 1987)
  • New Zealand firearms license
  • New Zealand full birth certificate issued on or after 1 January 1998
  • New Zealand citizenship certificate

If you are moving to New Zealand and want to obtain one, keep in mind that there are also supporting documents that you must provide. For the full list of documents, click on the link below:

http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/roadcode/about-licences/licensing-application-requirements.html

 

Tax

The goods and services tax is in New Zealand 15%. The taxation system is on average compared to other western countries. However, like all the other countries in the world, the more you earn the more tax you will need to pay.

 

Moving to New Zealand

Why Moovmii?

Instead of spending time searching for movers, Moovmii will send your request directly to the moving companies. You will just have to wait, and get contacted by them, either by phone or by email. And by doing that you can save money, since moving companies will compete for your move! You will be able to choose the right mover for you, depending on its services, and its price. Is this not enough to convince you to use Moovmii and its network of removal companies when moving to India? Here are some other reasons that will surely convince you:

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  • You get up to 5 quotes, giving you the possibility to choose;
  • International moving companies have years of experience, and have done furniture transports just like yours innumerable times;
  • Movers can disassemble and assemble your furniture, pack your belongings, and do all the heavy lifting;
  • Moving companies are specialized in transporting furniture and hefty items around, so they can guarantee you the best protection for your things, whether you are opting for a shipping by land, by air, or by sea;
  • Other services provided are insurance and help in the handling of documents

With Moovmii your international move to New Zealand starts in the right way: You will get up to 5 quotes, and be contacted by the best movers around. All without having to spend time, and money. Thanks to Moovmii and its network of international moving companies you can be assured that your international transport will start, and end, with a smile. Moving to New Zealand could not be any easier!