There are too many reasons why emigrating to New Zealand can be a very interesting option. if you are considering choosing an English-speaking country to change your air.
In addition to having an enviable nature, its economic indicators, its prestigious educational institutions and its open and multicultural society make it an ideal destination, both for emigrating with the family and if you travel single and without commitment.
If you are thinking of emigrating to New Zealand from Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay or any other Spanish-speaking country , today we explain, in Spanish, the main steps you must take to land on the right foot in Kiwi lands.
1. Define your plan
Being clear about what you want to do when you arrive in the country is the essential first step to outline your life plan in New Zealand. Define if you want to study and work; if you go alone or accompanied by your partner or children; If you want to spend a season or consider the idea of emigrating permanently, these will be aspects that you should take into account when, for example, choosing your visa.
2. Choose visa
There are many types of visas to go to New Zealand . The tourist visa and the student visa are the most common options among those who ask us for help to start their trip to New Zealand. Depending on your age, nationality and what you want to do in the country, there are also other options. The best thing is that you send us an email explaining your situation and we will find the visa that best suits your circumstances.
3. Do you want to study? Decide what
Most Spaniards or Latin Americans who come to New Zealand do so initially to improve their English . Whether you already know English or if you have to start from scratch with the language, we know countless schools that we can recommend.
If your reason for emigrating to New Zealand is to study at a higher education institution, we can also help you. You can enroll in a VET course or at the university . Send us a signal and we will advise you throughout the process. 😉
4. Choose a place to live your New Zealand adventure
The truth is that for tastes there are colors. If we were to ask each member of our team which New Zealand city they like best, the opinions would surely be very different . Take a look at this and then tell us your opinion.
5. Start preparing everything ahead of time
There are many aspects to consider when planning a trip to emigrate to New Zealand. Whether your intention is to stay a long season or want to take a trip of a few months, you will have to deal with the bureaucracy. Although you already know that we can help you with the whole process, we recommend that you start preparing yourself about four months in advance . You have to apply for a visa, check that your travel documents do not expire soon, choose a city or school, etc. Preparing a trip is also a very fun experience. Don’t let last minute stress and rush break the magic.
6. Prepare your resume
If you are going to emigrate to New Zealand with the intention of working, the most practical thing is that you take your CV ready . The kiwi format is very similar to that of Australia . If you want to know all the details of what the curriculum is like in New Zealand , you can check this government website where you will find a lot of interesting information.
7. Reserve a hostel to stay the first days
During your first days in the New Zealand city of your choice, the best option is to book a few nights of accommodation in a backpackers. It is a good place to make friends and meet other people who are in the same situation as you . In addition, you can have a few days to make visits to houses or rooms that interest you. Choosing a house to live in is an important decision, don’t be in a hurry.
8. Get yourself some New Zealand dollars
Always, always, always, avoid changing money in places like the airport. The best option is usually to go to your trusted bank a few weeks before your flight and request some change. We recommend that you take around 1,500 euros , an amount sufficient to cover your expenses for the first month. When you open an account, you will have time to make a transfer with more money.
9. See how to get from the airport to where you are going to stay
If you do this, you will avoid feeling disoriented when you arrive. Keep in mind, it is very likely that you will take a very long trip to emigrate to New Zealand and jet lag is no help in getting your bearings.In any case, the guide that your KiwiYouTOO collaborator will send you will explain everything in detail. We will provide you with all the information you need to get to your hostel , even with your eyes closed!
10. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride
We know that taking such a long jump can impose a little bit . Emigrating to New Zealand is not nonsense. It is likely that during the last days in your country before taking the flight, the nerves will try to take over you. Do not worry! Breathe and take it easy . All of us who have done it before are here to help you and accompany you .