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If you’re hoping to make the move to New Zealand and wish to settle in North Canterbury, then the Immigration New Zealand website should be your first port of call. Immigration NZ will help you figure out whether you are eligible to work in New Zealand. If you already have a job lined up, then your employer will help you navigate the process of obtaining a work visa.
Visa eligibility is based on factors such as whether your skills match a shortage in New Zealand, how long you want to stay, and your age, work experience and qualifications. You can also find information on visas if you’re looking to start a business or invest. Here are a few tips before applying for a visa:
Inland Revenue New Zealand – IRD number
You will need to set up a bank account once you have an IRD number. Here is a list of the larger banks who have a physical presence in North Canterbury: