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What is Settlement Support New Zealand?

Settlement Support is a service offered by Settlement services – a division of Immigration New Zealand.
The Settlement Support New Zealand network links migrants and refugees with services and agencies in their local community.  This service is free to migrants in the first two years while they are in New Zealand.

Finding information and services can be challenging to new residents. Settlement Support New Zealand is a clear point of contact for information to help newcomers settle. There are 18 Settlement Support New Zealand agencies funded by Immigration New Zealand.

Settlement Support New Zealand

Email or phone (0800 776 948) the local co-ordinator with your questions. They can help with local knowledge about anything from details about daily life in New Zealand, local facilities , accommodation or how to get started with finding a job.
The co-ordinators run regular workshops around the country on many topics of interest to new migrants.  Settlement services also produce a free magazine for migrants.

LINKZ magazine

If there is no Settlement Support NZ agency in your area, you can e-mail settlement.information@mbie.govt.nz for further assistance.

Settlement Support only provide services for new migrants in New Zealand and do not process any visas. If you have a questions regarding immigration policy and/or visa application process, please contact our Immigration Contact centre in the first instance.

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