Live Permanently in New Zealand

Get Any of These Visas to Live Permanently in New Zealand

Travel Guide

If you are from Spain and you wanted to visit New Zealand, you can get New Zealand eTA and can enter. But it will be a short stay in New Zealand. If you want to live permanently in New Zealand, then you need a New Zealand visa for Spanish citizens from any of the following visa types.

Residency Visa for Highly Skilled Migrants

You can apply for residency under this category if you have the skills, experience, and qualifications that New Zealand needs to expand its economy. New Zealand will be your permanent home if your application is successful.

Resident Permit for 2021

To be eligible for this visa, you must either have been in New Zealand for the past three years, earn at or above the median income, or have a job on a “scarce” list. If you were in New Zealand on September 29, 2021, you may be able to apply for this visa.

A New Zealand Resident Visa for a spouse

You can become a New Zealand resident if your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident. You must have the support of your significant other before you can apply.

Your spouse may need to apply for a New Zealand visa for Swedish citizens if she/he wants to live with you permanently in New Zealand.

A list of long-term skills shortages

This visa may be available to you if you meet the requirements for a job on our Long Term Skill Shortage List and have been offered a position in that field. By allowing you to work in New Zealand, this visa might pave the route for your eventual permanent relocation here.

Resident Visa with Skill Shortages Expected for the Long Term

A Long Term Skill Shortage Work Visa holder may be eligible for this residence visa if they have worked in New Zealand for more than two years.

Residency Permit for Retired Parents

Parents who have a New Zealand citizen or a resident adult child may apply to live permanently in New Zealand. Applicants must earn a minimum of NZ $60,000 per year, have an investment of NZ $1 million over the next four years, and an additional NZ $500,000 in living expenses.

Work Visa for Talent

A full-time job offer from a recognized employer may qualify you for this visa if you have the necessary skills or competence. By allowing you to work in New Zealand, this visa might pave the route for your eventual permanent relocation here.

Resident Visa for Talent (Accredited Employer)

In order to qualify for this visa, you must have worked in New Zealand for a recognized employer for at least two years prior to your current application. These residence permits may be available to those who have a Talent (Authorized Employer) Work Visa and have worked in New Zealand for an accredited employer for a period of at least two years.

Resident Visa for a Dependent Child

A New Zealand citizen or resident can seek to bring his or her dependent children to live with him or her in New Zealand. Your children will be able to stay in New Zealand indefinitely if they are awarded a residency.

Investor 2 Visa for Residency

New Zealand residency can be applied for by experienced business people who have a minimum of NZD $3 million in available funds or assets, as well as their partners and dependent children.

Resident Visa for Business Owners

At least six months of self-employment in New Zealand, or two years of self-employment on another visa that enables self-employment are required for this visa. After receiving this visa, you’ll have the ability to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

Resident Visa for the Samoan Quota

For Samoan citizens, we offer the chance to apply to live in New Zealand by drawing a ballot each year.