If you are thinking of going to New Zealand, start by doing some research on the various visa options available to you as an Irish citizen. Full details of these are available on the official Immigration New Zealand website (part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) at www.immigration.govt.nz/.
The website of the Consulate General of Ireland in New Zealand also contains lots of useful information for Irish people in New Zealand. See www.ireland.co.nz.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, you may be interested in a Working Holiday visa so take a look at our information for Irish working holiday makers at www.migrantproject.ie/index.php/emigrating/working-holidays.
Irish societies, clubs and interest groups in New Zealand are a good way to find out more about your chosen location and can help you get in touch with other people who have made the move. See the website Consulate General of Ireland in New Zealand for details: www.ireland.co.nz
The useful links below will help you to find up to date information to help you plan your move to New Zealand, and you can also check out this excellent guide to New Zealand by the Irish Times Abroad at www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/new-zealand.
- Official New Zealand Government Immigration website: www.immigration.govt.nz/
- New Zealand Now: www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/
- New Zealand Government Services: www.govt.nz
- New Zealand High Commission - London: www.nzembassy.com/united-kingdom
- Travel Advice for NZ: www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/new-zealand/
- Irish Honorary Consul General in New Zealand: www.ireland.co.nz/
- Welcome to New Zealand - A Guide for Newcomers
- Settlement Support Services in New Zealand: www.ssnz.govt.nz
- Irish times guide to moving to and working in New Zealand: www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/generation-emigration/destinations/new-zealand
- Advice on driving in New Zealand: www.theaa.ie
- Australasia GAA http://international.gaa.ie/clubs/australia/
- New Zealand Yellow Pages: www.yellowpages.co.nz/