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Visas for New Zealand

Advice on Visas for New Zealand

We will help you find your path through the New Zealand migration maze and get the right visa. Whether you want residence, to work, study or just visit, let us take the weight off your shoulders!

Who are we?

The company directors have dual UK/NZ citizenship and lived in New Zealand for more than 10 years, only returning to the UK in 2012 for family reasons. Go to About Us to read more about how our experience of working, studying, living and travelling around New Zealand can provide you with expert advice and peace of mind when making your journey.

Are you ready?

Are you ready to submit your visa or still daydreaming about going to faraway places? Emigrating is a major life decision and so it’s important to be sure it will help you achieve your goals. Check out our Are you ready? tool. FREE! Try our eligibility assessment to check the range of visas appropriate for you. FREE!

Which visa?

Want help to check out the range of possible visas? Following our free initial assessment you might then be happy to go it alone. Or maybe you want to complete your own application and then have us check it over. Or perhaps you want us to take over responsibility for the whole process. We will only charge you for what you need and want.


We cannot recommend Karen Phillips highly enough for assistance in the process involved in obtaining visas for entry into New Zealand. I am reasonably well organised, but it was so useful to have someone guide you through each of the many steps, and continually check and monitor what was needed. Her advice was invaluable. There is a lot of information and paperwork that needs to be obtained and it is vital that you have someone who is familiar with the whole process. Part of this process involves obtaining birth certificates - I only obtained the 'short' version and Karen picked this up before the whole bundle of paperwork needed was sent off. I am assuming that our paperwork and application would have been sent back, costing us time and money. B&D.M UK September 201

What a great choice we made when we decided to choose a lady called Karen Phillips to act as our Immigration Advisor for a Parent Visa. She guided us through the whole process with such understanding, care, and knowledge which was exactly what we had hoped for being 'OLDIES' looking to emigrate at this time of life. Thank you Karen. (E & D, UK June 2016

Karen, thanks you so much for your assistance and reassurance during our visa application process. You holding our hand along the way has made the whole experience less stressful and we have been kept well informed. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your services to anyone seeking to gain a visa to go to New Zealand. KS UK to Northland May 2016

Karen helped me every step of the way with my visa. She is easy to talk to, even with some of my more sensitive issues which arose. I know that it wasn't just my visa she was working on it was our visa, her empathy and positive attitude was reassuring and great. Thanks Karen. VB UK

19/01/17: results of latest fortnightly draw of Expressions of Interest (EOI) in residence in New Zealand under Skilled Migrant Category (SMC)

January 19, 2017

Here are the results of draws that have taken place since the policy change came into force EOI SMC selections since October 2016 changes including the first draw of 2017.  However, please read the notice below. Since11 October,  you need at least 160 points to be eligible for selection, regardless of whether or not you […]

31/12/16: Results of recent draws of Expressions of Interest (EOI) in Residence in New Zealand under Investor 2 Category

December 30, 2016

The minimum number of points required for selection has remained stalled at 70 for several months. While there are sufficient new EOIs being submitted with 70 points or more to allow INZ to meet its target, I believe it is unlikely this threshold will drop. However, changes to this category have been announced and they […]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Significant change to New Zealand Residence Programme

October 11, 2016

With effect from 12 October, significant changes will take effect to both Skilled Migrant category and Parent Category residence visas. Skilled Migrant Category: Expressions of Interest for those with and without a job offer will now need to have at least 160 points in order to be automatically selected. This is a change from 100 […]