Moving to NZ

Moving to New Zealand

Although we specialise in Pension Transfers from the UK, we also pride ourselves on providing as much information as possible about what it’s like to live in New Zealand, to make it easier for people who are looking to emigrate. 

Look before you leap

New Zealand is beautiful and green, relaxed and safe, uncrowded and friendly. But it is not paradise – it will take time for you and your family to settle in, and there will be times when things don’t go exactly to plan. One of the biggest surprises for many new migrants is the cost of living here – wages really aren’t that high. Others miss their friends and family, and find it hard to establish a social network. Still others miss central heating far more than they anticipated.

Check out the free information below to give you more idea about life in New Zealand, or download one of our free information guides.

Don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions. 

Visas and paperwork

Getting a New Zealand Visa

New Zealand Visas

Information about types of visas for New Zealand and how to apply

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Countdown Checklist

Important things to think about in the run up to your move to New Zealand

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Paper work to bring when you move to NZ

Paper work to bring

A checklist of important documents to bring with you to New Zealand

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Money

Transfering money to NZ

Currency Exchange

Information about transfering money to New Zealand

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Banking in NZ

Banking

Information about the New Zealand banking system

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New Zealand Tax System

New Zealand Tax System

Information about how the tax system works in New Zealand

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Insurance

Getting life insurance in New Zealand

Life, Income and Trauma Insurance

Information about personal insurance

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Health Insurance in New Zealand

Health Insurance in New Zealand

The importance of health insurance in New Zealand

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Housing

Types of New Zealand houses

Types of New Zealand houses

Information about typical layouts, house sizes, building materials, lifestyle blocks, and building your own home

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Common problems with New Zealand houses

Common problems with New Zealand houses

New Zealand houses can be cold and damp. Here’s what to expect

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Renting a house in New Zealand

Renting a house in New Zealand

Investigate the price and availability of rental accommodation in New Zealand

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Buying a property in New Zealand

Buying a property in New Zealand

Information about the process of buying a house in New Zealand

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Getting a mortgage in New Zealand

Mortgages in New Zealand

Information about getting a mortgage in New Zealand

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The legal side of buying a house in New Zealand

The legalities of buying a house in New Zealand

The role of your solicitor in your house buying process

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Life in New Zealand

What to ship to NZ

What to move to New zealand

What to bring with you and how to ship it

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Cost of living in NZ

Cost of Living

Information about general living expenses in New Zealand

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How the New Zealand health system works

New Zealand health system

How the New Zealand health system works

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Settling in to NZ

Settling in to your new life

Our top tips for settling in to your new life in New Zealand

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New Zealand weather

New Zealand weather

What to expect from the New Zealand climate

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Driving in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand

Information on driving in New Zealand on your UK license

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Work

How to find out more about potential New Zealand employers

Finding a job in New Zealand

How to find out more about potential New Zealand employers

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What to expect when working in New Zealand

Working in New Zealand

What to expect when working in New Zealand

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New Zealand Employment Law

New Zealand Employment Law

The legalities of working in New Zealand

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Education and Childcare

The New Zealand education system

Education In New Zealand

Information about the New Zealand education system

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Information about childcare and nursery schools in New Zealand

Childcare in New Zealand

Information about childcare and nursery schools in New Zealand

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To find out more, request a free copy of our Financial and Pension guides for New Zealand.