New Zealand consists of two main islands. Its capital city is Wellington while Auckland, Christchurch and Hamilton are its largest cities.
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|Visas, passports and entry requirements|
You must apply for a marriage license at the New Zealand Internal Affairs Department to get married in the country. However, you must be legally free.
To travel to New Zealand, you need to check with the New Zealand Immigration Department if you need a passport or a visa.
On your arrival in New Zealand, you have to declare your belongings to the customs. Tobacco and alcohol can be imported in small quantities.
|Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits|
The Working Holiday Visa (WHV) allowing you to work in New Zealand during 12 months if you are between 18 and 30 years old.
To work in New Zealand, you can choose among different types of work visas: the skilled migration visa, the work to residence visa, the Working Holiday Visa (WHV), etc.
|Labour market, how to find a job|
Hamilton, in New Zealand, has a thriving and booming economy. Several sectors such as industry, research, technology are recruiting foreign manpower.
Dunedin, in New Zealand, offers many job opportunities in various sectors, including information technology and communication, education, tourism, etc.
The economy of Christchurch, is mainly based on the agriculture and agri-food exports. There are also many industries which have a huge employment potential.
Wellington, in New Zealand, has a dynamic labor market. It is possible to find a job in the fields of engineering, ICT, tourism, etc.
Auckland, one of the largest New Zealand cities, is considered as the country's economic capital city. Many international and multinational companies are found there.
|How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements|
Various types of accommodation are available in Hamilton, New Zealand. You can consider renting, studios, apartments, houses and villas and flat-sharing.
Dunedin, located in the South Island of New Zealand, has several residential neighborhoods. Different types of housing are available.
In Wellington, you can opt for renting a studio, an apartment or a house, a roommate or a hostel. Accommodation prices are higher in residential areas than in the suburbs.
Christchurch, New Zealand, offers a variety of rental options: apartments, studios, houses. Find info on the housing market.
You will find several types of housing in Auckland, New Zealand. Houses, apartments and studios are easily available but prices vary.
|Student visa, University registration|
|Public and private health systems|
|Open and manage a bank account|
|Tax system, income tax|
|Train, bus, plane, car rental|
|moving, formalities and useful tips|
|Phone line, internet provider, post office|
Different types of internet connection are available in New Zealand. You can choose among narrow-band, broadband, cable connection and wireless connection.
You can subscribe to a land line, rent or buy mobile phone to make calls in New Zealand. Prepaid cards are available for national and international calls.
|Sports, leisure and cultural activities|
Several types of sports are practiced in New Zealand: rugby, cricket, golf, basketball, boating, etc. You can enroll in a club or just attend tournaments.
You can explore New Zealand by going on an adventure tour in native forests, discover the Maori sanctuaries, exotic beaches and islands.
To travel to New Zealand with your pet, you must first obtain an authorization from the Ministry of biosecurity Primary Industries and the customs department.
Education in New Zealand is compulsory as from the age of 6 years. But you can entrust your 0-5 years old children to a child care center or preschool.