Moving & settling in New Zealand

Practical advice to help your pre-departure and arrival in New Zealand to be as easy as possible. Moving to another country to live permanently can be stressful and unsettling.

Before you apply

Before you apply

When you consider moving to another country, there are a few things you need to think about.

Before you leave

Before you leave

Use this handy pre-departure checklist so your move here can be hassle free.

When you arrive

When you arrive

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

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 hassle-free move.

Getting started

Getting started

No matter how much advance 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 by focusing on these four things.

Parenting in New Zealand

Parenting in New Zealand

In New Zealand there are free or low-cost support services available for first time mothers and fathers as well as those who are having second and subsequent children.

After school care

After school care

There are lots of options for before and after school care for your children as well as great programmes for during the holidays.

Access help and support

Access help and support

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