Moving to New Zealand

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    If you are one of those countless individuals who have been thinking about spending a serious time abroad, then it’s time that you should be considering no other country than New Zealand. While this country shares a lot many traditions and history, it is a much greener and less crowded country on the other hand. Also, New Zealand is a great safe place for the children along with so many recreational activities as well as world-class education system which is largely free here.

    Sure, your decision for moving to New Zealand is all the more sensible and beneficial for the future of your children as well. So, you have planned to start a new life in New Zealand. Well, even if you wish to study, invest, start a new business or do anything else, Movage International has a team of international experts keen to helping you to make your move easy and efficient.

    Below Are Some Essentials For The International Move To New Zealand

    Documents Required for the shipment of used household goods as well as personal effects –

    • Original Air Waybill
    • Inventory value details in English
    • Copy of passport, and prescriptions for prescribed drugs
    • Residential permit
    • Visitor’s visa, has to be issued for a minimum of 3 years

    Note: Well, all your household goods can be imported free of duty and tax when imported by a person who has reached in New Zealand.

    Documents Required for the shipment of Motor Vehicles –

    • Statement of compliance
    • Report of the car’s condition
    • Registration papers
    • Form of owner of the goods code and supplier code
    • Sales invoice

    Note: Make it a point that the vehicle has to be owned and used for approximately 12 months before the shipping or the owner of the goods’ departure for New Zealand.

    Some Items Restricted By New Zealand

    • Ivory in any form –

    Sea turtle jewelry ornaments, cat skins, animal bone carvings, all big cats, trophies of the sea turtles, cranes, rare reptiles, bears, pheasants, deer and antelope.

    • Live species –

    Carnivorous plants, cyclamens, cycads, orchids, many cacti, parrots, owls, hawks and eagles.

    Some Prohibited Items

    • Weapons such as butterfly and flick knives, knuckle-dusters, swordsticks, disguised weapons, etc.
    • Any type of pornographic material or those which promote, any matter of crime or violence.


    Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While Movage has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, Movage makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.