Moving to New Zealand is an exciting adventure!
At the same time, there's so much to learn about - schools and universities, finding a home, getting a job, visas and tax, maybe learning or improving your English, banking services, the health system, community organisations you can join, sports and hobbies, transport.
But first things first, before you arrive you will probably need a visa.
Work visas and student visas
There are different visas for temporary or long-term work and for residence. Find out which type of visa you need.
International Embassies in New Zealand
Do you need to contact a representative from your country in New Zealand? The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade lists all the foreign representatives to New Zealand - diplomats and consuls.
Help and support for migrants
The New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment has information about New Zealand's immigration policy and a directory of specialist immigration advisers.
Settlement Support New Zealand is a starting point for local information and services useful to new migrants in each region of New Zealand. Read more about what Settlement Support New Zealand do to connect new migrants to local communities (PDF 336kB).
Open a New Zealand bank account online now
Before you leave home, open an ANZ New Zealand bank account so you don't have to worry about banking when you arrive. Apply online now to open a New Zealand bank account.
If you need to talk to us first, contact our friendly International Banking Services team. They'll be happy to help.
Eligibility criteria apply. Fees are subject to change. Accounts are only available to persons who will be living in New Zealand for six months or more. For more information about fees, opening a bank account before you arrive in New Zealand, or about any of our accounts, please contact us any time, day or night. Please read our Reserve Bank disclosure statement.
This material is for information purposes only. You should seek professional advice relevant to your individual circumstances. While ANZ has taken care to ensure that this information is from reliable sources, it cannot warrant its accuracy, completeness or suitability for your intended use. To the extent permitted by law, ANZ does not accept any responsibility or liability arising from your use of this information.
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