Moving to & settling in New Zealand

Moving to another country to work, study or live can be stressful. We have practical advice to help your pre-departure and arrival in New Zealand to be as easy as possible.

NZ Ready planning tool

NZ Ready planning tool

NZ Ready is a free online tool to help you plan your move to New Zealand, ensuring you know how things work here and have a trouble-free move.

Before you leave

Before you leave

Use this handy pre-departure checklist so your move here can be as easy as possible.

When you arrive

When you arrive

Here are a few things you should do when you first arrive to help you settle in quickly.

Getting started

Getting started

No matter how much planning you’ve done, it can be confusing knowing where to start once you step off that plane. Our advice is to be easy on yourself, take your time, and start on these tasks first to help you get started.

Access help and support

Access help and support

When you move to a new country there are a million questions to answer. Sometimes you won’t even know who to ask.

Tips for settling in

Tips for settling in

Every country has its own laws, rules and ways of doing things. New Zealand is no different, and it may take some time to settle here.