How can Santa Fe Relocation help my New Zealand move?
We are a global network of talented movers with over 120 years of experience. Throughout this time, we have been creating seamless moving journeys for our customers, helping people settle in locations around the world. Our dedicated team works with your interests in mind, coordinating with carefully vetted partners to ensure a hassle free relocation. If you’re wondering how much a move to New Zealand might cost, why not fill in our free quote form? Or, speak to a member of our friendly team today and discover more about how we can transform your move.
New Zealand moving services
Making your relocation as stress free as we can is something we take a lot of pride in. For us, moving home should be a pleasure, not a pressure, which is why we provide a range of moving services for you to choose from. Perhaps you’re moving to New Zealand from a different country? If so, you should consider our area orientation service. It is a great way to get a better understanding of you potential home’s nearby amenities, cultural attractions and local schools.
You could be moving to New Zealand but haven’t decided on a property just yet. Our temporary housing service enables you to experience day-to-day life in New Zealand without spending over the odds for a costly hotel. For us, even a short-term stay should feel like home, which is why we provide a temporary house based on your personal preferences.
We know shipping your worldly possessions can be a particularly stressful part of moving home. For your peace of mind, we provide excellent shipment protection plans to cover your items during transport. Sometimes the unexpected happens, even with the best practices in place. With a shipment protection plan from Santa Fe Relocation, you can relax.
Immigration to New Zealand, how do I do it?
Deciding to migrate to New Zealand is a big decision, one that you should spend a good deal of time thinking about. There are all sorts of things to consider, such as eligibility, overall cost and whether life in New Zealand actually suits what you’re looking for. We’ve put together a short checklist of things you should be aware of, but please get in touch with any further questions.
Becoming a permanent resident
Living in New Zealand permanently means getting a resident visa. There are a number of different ways to getting this visa, but generally speaking many people’s first step is to acquire a temporary visa. This allows them to work, study and/or own a business in New Zealand. It is a great step towards becoming a permanent resident and one to definitely keep in mind if you want to experience working in New Zealand, before moving there for good. It is worth checking to see if you qualify for the Skilled Migrant Category, as oftentimes you can be given residency right away.
Whilst this might sound a little obvious, you need to ensure that you comply with any conditions to your visa. Otherwise your pathway to permanent residency might be interrupted. Make sure you leave plenty of time to complete the requirements of your visa as well. It’s not unheard of for people to leave essential parts of the visa application until the last minute!
Living in New Zealand
New Zealand is a spectacular country and its dramatic landscapes have been the backdrop for some of the biggest films of all time (Lord of the Rings anyone?). Anyone with even a passing interest in the outdoors will find themselves more than catered for; with the particularly adventurous sure to enjoy the country’s many extreme sports.
One thing to be mindful of is the overall cost of living in New Zealand, which is higher than many other countries in the world. This is apparent in rental prices, basic groceries, and general consumer goods, many of which are imported. Finding well-paid office jobs isn’t as easy as it would be in a country like the United Kingdom, which makes securing a job before you move to New Zealand highly important. House prices in Auckland are pretty high, so be prepared to settle for something smaller or rent a property.
Despite all this negative talk of high prices and a difficult job market, New Zealand really is worth it. The laid-back approach to life and the infectiously friendly locals make the ‘land of the long white cloud’ one of the most popular places for expats searching for a new life. Learn to embrace the relative isolation (the nearest country is some 2,000km away) and you’ll soon find yourself relishing the enigmatic New Zealand culture.
Whatever you need for the perfect New Zealand move, our friendly team will work to find a solution. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one-stop moving company. We make moving home easy for you.