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Can old guys emigrate to New Zealand ?

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Can old guys emigrate to New Zealand ?

Post Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:40 pm

My wife and I are over 60, with post-graduate education, and we would like to emigrate to New Zealand.
We are working artists, not intending to retire, and we would finance our emigration through the sale of our gallery and house.

Does New Zealand welcome old guys like us or will our age disqualify us ?


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Re: Can old guys emigrate to New Zealand ?

Post Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:47 am

Hi Moon,

This is the link to the NZ Immigration website www.immigration.govt.nz/ & looking through you may qualify under skills category particularly if you intend teaching it might enhance your chances. Normally younger migrants are sought but there is no harm trying as us oldies have a lot we can pass on. My husband is a musician in his 60's & he teaches lots of young students. Failing that an Immigration lawyer could assist. In the first instance not knowing if you have ever visited here before I would suggest a holiday or home exchange to see if New Zealand is for you as it is a big move.

 

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Re: Can old guys emigrate to New Zealand ?

Post Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:21 am

Thanks, anski, I'll explore the link and see what turns up. We've both spent a few years in Australia , met a fair few New Zealanders, and really fancy a major move. How does one contact an immigration lawyer, if needs be ?


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Re: Can old guys emigrate to New Zealand ?

Post Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:38 am

Yes they can, but typically only as an investor or LTBV.
Skilled Migrant may be another method but requires a special skill set the country requires.

The age issue is primarily a result of the free healthcare system avoiding undue costs from the elderly, but even in this instance there are ways around it provided you cover your health costs.

Hope this helps


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