When I was living in the Philippines, I considered moving to AU or NZ, and asked an Australian who was a lawyer living in the Philippines about a move there. He said there were no visas for such. My guess is that, as in Canada or the US, you would probably have to have a specialty occupation or possibly have a huge amt of $$$s to invest? I looked it up, but I have forgotten the details. It would probably take a number of years to get a “permanent resident visa”, even if you had a business there? If you want to find the details (requirements) of a permanent-resident for New Zealand, you can probably find them on their Embassy’s online site? And or, marry someone there? The only other alternative is to do visa-runs every 90 days.
You could enter under their “90-day” tourist visa, then every 90 days, do a “visa run”, which would mean flying from Auckland to Sydney RT. It’s about 3 hrs one-way. About US$300 RT last time I checked.
If you could afford this, then you could just go in and out every 90 days under a tourist visa. Works out to about $100/month + your connection fees.
Most countries only allow you to stay up to 90 days on a tourist visa. Some are 60 days (i.e. Indonesia). 90 days in Singapore. Up to 90 days in Vietnam.The Philippines is the only country I know of that will allow you to stay up to 2 years without leaving the country on a tourist visa. It’s about $45/month for the tourist visa, renewable with most any travel agent.
The visa requirements are normally easily found on the Embassy’s sites.
Why don't you make the big upwards move to Tennessee with your daddy?
Dude, how can you expect anyone to take you seriously when you pose a question like "Is it easy to move to New Zealand"? You think THIS is the forum to find an answer to that question? If that's really what you think, I hope they let you in as it will raise the average IQ of the US when you leave.