Information on retirement in New Zealand and the visa options
Today we wanted to share some of the most frequently asked questions on this visa category.
What age must you be to qualify for New Zealand retirement?
The good news is that New Zealand doesn’t have an official age of retirement. This is extremely good news, as many countries have a set age for retirement purposes.
Who can qualify for the New Zealand state pension (Superannuation)?
In order to qualify you will need to meet certain requirements.
These requirements are:
• Being over 65 years of age.
• You will need to be a New Zealand permanent resident or citizen.
• Live in New Zealand when you apply.
• Have lived in New Zealand for at least 10 years since you were aged 20 with 5 of those being after you attained the age of 50.
How do I know if I qualify for a pension?
Some people qualify for a pension from the New Zealand government. Other people qualify for a pension from overseas countries. It is even possible to qualify for both.
Even though other pensions may lessen your New Zealand benefit, it is very important for you to be honest and to declare the truth.
Who can provide me with additional information?
Should you require additional information with regard to your prospective pension and benefits, it is going to be within your best interest to contact The International Services Team, who will be able to advise you best and assist you further in this regard.
How do I apply?
By New Zealand law, you are eligible to apply for NZ Super, three months prior to turning 65. You can apply online by filling in the form on the Work and Income website.
I am considering New Zealand retirement
If you are considering New Zealand retirement, then it is going to be within your best interest to make use of a fully licensed immigration agent for New Zealand.
There is a vast amount of complicated information which may become confusing. It is going to be worth your while to go through the steps correctly with a qualified professional.
I want to start the New Zealand immigration process
Should you wish to begin your journey to New Zealand, then the best place to start is by booking an assessment with us or calling us on either+27 (0) 21 202 8200 (SA) or +44 (0) 2038 732150 (UK). If you prefer, you could instead send us an email.