New Zealand welcomes new migrants – people who will contribute to our country by bringing valuable skills or qualifications, setting up a business, or making a financial investment. These include people applying under the following categories.
We also offer opportunities for family reunification by allowing residents and citizens to sponsor family members for residence.
We have a range of family categories to help partners, dependent children and parents of New Zealand citizens or residents to come to live in New Zealand.
This category allows New Zealanders granted residence as refugees to sponsor a family member and that person's partner and dependent children for New Zealand residence. Each year there are 300 places available.
Each year we invite a number of Samoan citizens to apply for residence under our Samoan Quota Scheme.
Each year we invite a number of people from Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tonga to apply for residence under the Pacific Access Category.
Use our personal planning tool to help you move to and settle in New Zealand.