How difficult is to get New Zealand permanent residence visa for couple? One is a EU and second is non EU citizen? Reason: starting familly?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Starting a family is something people all over the world do so you'd need more than just that desire to qualify for immigration to New Zealand. Suggest you talk to an immigration lawyer in NZ if you can't glean the info you need from the NZ immigration authorities website.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Starting a family" is NOT a qualification for immigration anywhere. Neither is committing procreation - in fact, having a child tends to complicate matters rather seriously, as well as vastly increasing costs.

    What are your qualifications to immigrate to NZ (or anywhere else), or even qualify for a temporary employment visa? What degrees do you hold in which field from which universities where? What post-master's (preferably doctorate or professional) degree experience do you have, doing what, exactly, how well & how long for whom where? Is this occupation listed on the country's shortage list, and do you meet that country's specific qualifications, professional/occupational licensing, etc? IF you meet requirements for an occupation on the shortage list, you can apply for jobs with AUTHORIZED employers holding govt permission to consider foreign applicants. IF you are the one hired, your employer will apply for your temporary employment visa (or if applicable, support your application for immigration & residency). 

    Any job which offers any prospects of immigration or temporary employment visa tends to attract hordes of applicants (commonly 100-1000) from around the world. Worldwide labor glut of a billion adults has people all over scrambling for job opportunities, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of some border. Competition, even for very highly educated, skilled, experienced people can be very tough for any job opening anywhere. NZ is a very small country with very limited opportunities. Even many NZ citizens look to Australia for work due to the very limited opportunities in NZ.

    If either one of you qualify, your spouse may qualify for dependent visa, which may or may not allow your spouse to work. And if you have a child, your child will be a citizen of your country, not NZ, at least until you obtain NZ citizenship, if ever.

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  • 1 month ago

    Have you looked at the work visa requirements?

    EU citizenship is irrelevant (although if you're under 30 and from the UK, you can go on a youth mobility visa)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    New Zealand has strong restrictions against allowing White Supremacist gun loving Americans to immigrate. Others are welcomed.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Starting  family" is no reason to qualify for an immigration visa.......so you need to go onto the NZ immigration website and read the criteria to qualify for getting one or not

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  • 1 month ago

    Contact the New Zealand consulate near you, or the embassy in your country, or search Internet for New Zealand government offices regarding immigration.

    For example:  https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/node/475?utm_sou...

    Source(s): My elderly friends went to New Zealand decades ago to be with following generations of their family. All were USA citizens.
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