This article is about the correct way of approaching immigration to New Zealand in a way that is the most cost effective and at the same time reducing mistakes and minimizing stress.
I immigrated to New Zealand about ten years ago and I was fortunately at the time and received my Resident's Permit within 2 months of applying. There are countless stories of people who have done the same.
There are also, unfortunately, shocking stories of how people have been stressed out by this process. Simply by not doing sufficient planning and putting enough thought into immigration to New Zealand.
It is a very daunting exercise as one starts to delve into the steps needed to take to get this process underway. Essentially you are confronted with 2 main questions when you start out.
1) Am I going to use an Immigration Consultant?
2) Am I going to do this on my own?
The Migration Agent facilitates the entire application process with the New Zealand Immigration Department. You are solely responsible for providing all relevant relevant documentation to the agent and they will decide which category you will apply under. This is one option you can use and can take a lot of stress out of immigration to New Zealand.
There are many free websites designed to help people with immigration to New Zealand. They provide you with all the information you require and also have forums where people can discuss their experiences with immigration to New Zealand.
It can be time consuming, information overload and you can get conflicting reports from people. So if you have the time you can by all means use this option if it suits your current situation.
An alternate to the above is to purchase guides or e-books that is written by migrants for migrants and takes the guess work out of immigration to New Zealand. They are normally an all in one place report that answers the majority of questions by people in New Zealand who have the current facts. Should you be considering immigration to New Zealand these guides or reports can be very useful.
Be smart and get the right info from one source and do not listen to this one and that, there is a lot of information available. I wish you all the best in your migration to New Zealand experience.