NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION POLICY
New Zealand has a very clearly defined immigration policy which makes allowances for skilled migrants, family reunion and business to name the major ones. This has been more streamlined over the years making it far more transparent, enabling the country to attract the sort of migrants they require.
English being an official language of South Africa, is a very important factor when making application to emigrate. It is thus far easier for South Africans to qualify and obtain employment.
Such a young country actively recruits quality migrants who will make a sound contribution to its economy in various ways. South Africans make up a large portion of the migrant applications processed each year, and we believe in general bring much to the country.
Our life style, cultural background and willingness to integrate into New Zealand society make this transition a far easier one than moving to some countries in the northern hemisphere.
It is a sad fact that South Africaís loss is New Zealandís gain as we see how many well educated, quality migrants depart each year to make a new life in New Zealand.
As New Zealand has a population of only 4.3 million people it has the ability, with a clear cut and well run immigration system, to attract the very best to its shores. Migrants must have the ability to settle well in order to migrate.
Having dealt with immigration issues and policies for 18 years Sharon is well aware of the complexity and often inflexibility of the policy which makes it imperative for prospective migrants to obtain the correct advice and make use of a licensed adviser, who can assist them throughout the entire process.
Documentation must be complete, accurate and correct in order to avoid delays. This is the area in which most migrants fail, with a statistical failure rate of as high as 50 percent of those attempting the process without a licensed adviser. This could prove very costly and stressful as well as frustrating for those individuals.
The main categories are Skilled Migrant, Business Migrant, Family Reunion, Temporary Visas which include work, visitor and student visas.
The largest category by far is the Skilled Migrant Category which works on a points system. A selection takes place fortnightly.