The Kiwis get a lot of things right. All the luxuries of a modern, western country are accessible but there are a lot less people to share them with. Pollution is a word they don’t know and there is literally enough space to breathe for everyone. Modern cities offer plenty of opportunities for those who love the urban lifestyle, but if you’re in quest of a quieter life New Zealand may be heaven on earth.
Low crime rates, open and friendly people and extraordinary scenery make New Zealand one of the best places in the world to live. And people make a lot of effort to keep things this way by caring for their environment and being close to nature.
Finding a balance between work and life is highly valued in New Zealand and although work is an important aspect of people’s lives, so is relaxing and having fun. Research shows that 75% of people working in New Zealand think their work is flexible, which makes it easy to combine work and private. Working from home is also an increasingly popular option for many employees.
Work culture in New Zealand requires employees to have an “I can do this”-attitude, be able to work independently and just get things done. The country is home to a lot of small to medium size businesses, which require all staff to be involved and committed. Kiwis don’t care too much for status and hierarchy and managers are seen as part of the team.
Australia and New Zealand have the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement which means that Australians can live and work freely in New Zealand. For those that are not Australian, here are some options to get residency in New Zealand:
Work and Business Visas
But there are many other options to work in New Zealand, like a talent work visa and a post study work visa. Use their handy tool here to find out which work visa option is right for you.
Through your Family:
The founder ofa startup or business can be eligible for New Zealand residency if they fulfill the following requirements:
Global Impact Visa
Working Holiday Visa
Parliamentary democracy and a commonwealth realm
Here are some of the ways to get citizenship in New Zealand:
Through your Family:
Birth in New Zealand or associated territories/countries
The passport for New Zealand allows you to travel to 156 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 27.