4 Uncomfortable truths about emigrating – Plus the good news

/ / New Zealand Immigration Advice

Many people entering the emigration process do not fully realise what lies ahead. It’s a process that involves a lot of admin; it’s not cheap and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Moving countries also doesn’t always happen as quickly as  you’d like it to.

Is it all worth it? Absolutely! You’re opening doors to new opportunities and a better life for your family.

Le’s take you through it…

1. There’s going to be a lot of admin

Many applicants are surprised by the amount of admin that’s involved in their application.

You have to gather the required documents, complete the necessary paperwork, do the applicable tests, and apply for professional registrations if your occupation asks for it.

Everything has to happen at the right time too and it also has to happen in a way or format that meets Immigration New Zealand’s requirements.

The good news

Our immigration advisers guide you every step of the way. You’ll know exactly what’s required of you and when it is required. Our team even go as far as booking English tests for you, leaving you with more time to focus on the other parts of your emigration.

2. You might not be able to emigrate as quickly as you’d like

If you’re like the average person who wants to emigrate, you basically want to do it immediately. You can’t wait to pack your bags and get on that aeroplane. And who can blame you? New Zealand is a dream destination.

Unfortunately your emigration might not always happen as quickly as you’d hope. Sometimes, for instance, Immigration New Zealand could take a bit longer to process a visa because there has been a high volume of applications.

The good news

You can rest assured that we always compile your application as quickly as possible. And while we cannot influence Immigration New Zealand’s process or decision in any way, we do undertake to ensure that you’re never left in the dark about what’s happening with your application.

3. Emigration is not cheap

There are a lot of costs to consider when emigrating, from paying the movers to putting down a deposit on a place to stay or importing your pet. You’ll also have to pay government fees and you might need to pay for English tests and registrations too.

The good news

Here’s what you don’t want to do – part with any money without knowing if you’re eligible for emigration. This is why we offer a free initial assessment. This assessment tells you whether or not you do qualify for emigration, which means you only proceed if you are eligible. You won’t spend money on parts of an emigration that’s unlikely to succeed.

4. Emigration is not for the faint-hearted

It is almost guaranteed that your stress and anxiety levels will rise during the application process. Mostly because it’s an unfamiliar process and because it’s such an important step in your life.

The good news

Our advisers will see to it that don’t have to go through it alone. Our team will always ensure that your stress and anxiety is kept to a minimum by seeing to it that all requirements are met and by giving you realistic timelines and expectations.

Here’s what some of our recent clients had to say:

Sarah was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful with ensuring that we had all the necessary requirements for the visa application process. This ensured that we had a smooth process with INZ, where we had only just a few additional requirements on a complex case. We are glad to have had Sarah’s help during this stressful process.

Many thanks Sarah!

~ Prinisha


Sarah’s knowledge and understanding of NZ immigration requirements is phenomenal.

When we first started considering immigration we had lots of questions – all of which Sarah was able to answer with sound information.

Her guidance and assistance with selecting the correct visas, compiling the necessary documentation support for the applications, and ensuring that we met each requirement with the right information was instrumental.

Her service is professional, and her nature kind.

We highly recommend that anyone who is considering the move to NZ get in contact with Sarah!

~ Kelly


We have and will always recommend Sarah to anyone who is in the process of immigrating.

Her professionalism and attention to detail during the Residency process was exceptional. Not having to worry about the paperwork and admin during this process helped a lot while we adjusted in a new country, which can be stressful at times.

The time in which it took for our residence visa to be approved is testament to her thoroughness. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. Thank you!

~ Roche

Ready to make your emigration easier?

If you are, please book an initial assessment with us. This initial assessment is free and non-obligatory. Following the outcome, you’ll know if you’re eligible to immigrate to New Zealand.

From this point, our immigration advisers will guide you through the application process, providing support and knowledge every step of the way.

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