Knowledge base articles

Who can live in New Zealand?

The following people can live in New Zealand permanently:

  • New Zealand citizens
  • New Zealand passport holders
  • holders of New Zealand resident visas
  • holders of Australian passports
  • Australian citizens with an Australian declaratory visa endorsed in a foreign passport
  • holders of valid Australian permanent resident or valid Australian resident return visas

To find out how to apply for residence in New Zealand, refer to the below article.

How can I become a New Zealand resident?