Checklist for moving to New Zealand

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Checklist for moving to New ZealandWe all know that a big task becomes a lot easier with a checklist. And there are few tasks as big as moving to another country!

That’s why Intergate has put together an initial checklist for your move to New Zealand to help make it go a bit smoother:

Ensure that you bring all your documents.

When you are in New Zealand it is going to prove worthwhile to have all your documents with you and easily accessible at all times. This will make life in New Zealand much easier.

Here are some of the most commonly required documents:
• Your CV
• An international drivers license
• Work references
• Academic qualification transcripts
• Credit references
• Bank statements
• Marriage certificate
• Birthday certificate
• Passport
• Identity document
Please be aware that all of your documents should be the originals and not copies. They also need to be in English otherwise you will be required to bring a certified translation with you.

Learn what you can and can’t bring with you

You may or may not be surprised to know that the New Zealand rules about what you can and can’t bring into the country may be a bit stricter than other places you have lived in and been. New Zealand is very safety conscious and they aim to protect their environment.

Understanding and reading the list of items to declare will prove useful.
Reading and understanding the official list of items coming into New Zealand (New Zealand customs) will prove extremely beneficial too.

Set up your finances

It is a going to be within your best interest to set up a New Zealand bank account, prior to arriving. You will need to be able to make cash and credit withdrawals when you arrive.

It is going to be beneficial to learn everything you can about the New Zealand currency, prices, money systems and tax prior to arriving in the country.

Research the different living areas

It goes without saying that you will need to organise accommodation for when you arrive. If you have friends and family to stay with for the first few days until you get settled in then that could be an option too.

Alternatively you can organise somewhere to stay in advance. It is going to prove useful to start researching everything which you will need to know as soon as possible. The more research you do, the more knowledgeable you will become.

Make use of a New Zealand ready software tool

Doing your homework and preparing in advance will prove to be extremely useful. One of the best tools which will help you with your preparation to New Zealand is the NZ Ready tool.

Here you will find a comprehensive and informative list of things to do before you leave. Based on your own set of criteria’s and customised information, generated list of things to know and tasks to do be done, will be created especially for you.

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