Specialists in Migration, Visas, and Overseas Recruitment


I moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2003 and since that time have set up and ran my own business in NZ plus worked for the last five years in the immigration industry. My move was filmed by the BBC for the TV programme “Get A New Life” and I also wrote the book “A New Life In New Zealand” . My passion is helping other people make a successful move and I am now lucky enough to be working for one of the largest and most experienced immigration teams in the industry. Working in Visas provide help and assistance to people wanting to emigrate to New Zealand and Australia. We hold expos in the UK and South Africa www.expo-newzealand.com and can provide all the information and support you need to start your new life successfully. www.workingin-visa.com

Read my Blog and leave me some comments. Look forward to hearing from you.

Paul Goddard

Comments on: "About" (11)

  1. Hi Paul

    As a New Zealand passport holder (my wife is a NZer), obviously I don’t have a problem working in NZ. I currently work in London, but my wife and I have decided to move back to New Zealand. So now it’s about making it happen.

    I just wondered how realistic it is to try to set up a job in New Zealand from over here. I have a good job in London so I would not want to leave without some security for employment there. My skills are in web development, multimedia, writing, editing and communications.

    Kind regards
    Yorick Brown.

  2. iam a physiotherapist by profession and my husbands a telecommunications engineer. We came to New Zealand earlier in March and honestly I have fallen in love with NZ weather. I wish to ask the forum about the availability of job and how to go about applying for recidence.

    • Paul Goddard said:

      Hi Afia,
      it looks like you both have skills that are needed here in New Zealand so do send me an email with your plans as we can help you make this move a reality.

      Look forward to hearing from you


  3. Clayne Wheeler said:

    Hello Paul,
    Thanks for the email, I’ve been interested in coming to New Zealand for some time. I live in the US, and have been doing seasonal work in our National Parks here. I’ve worked in Yellowstone Park, the Grand Canyon South Rim, and currently working at the Grand Canyon North Rim as a server/waiter.
    I’ve been told that if a person wants to migrate to New Zealand, they need a AA, BA, or some kind of degree. And also, need to be 30 and under. Is this true?
    I’ll be coming to New Zealand at the end of Oct. for 2 weeks of fly fishing and a walk about.

    Any info you have on this would be greatly apriacaited.

    With Warm Regrds,


    • Paul Goddard said:

      Hi Clayne,
      whilst being young and having degrees does help with meeting immigration criteria it isn’t always necessary. The upper age limit for migrating to NZ as a skilled migrant is actually 55 and many people move without having a degree. If you can gain enough points under the immigration system and have skills that are needed in NZ then you could have options to move here. I am sure you will love your time in NZ and if you are near Auckland at any point just let me know and we can arrange to meet up an have a chat about your plans.

      All the best


  4. Alice said:

    I wish to work in Australia . I am an Analytical Chemist with the following skills:
    1. Quality Assurance in an FMCG
    2. Qality Control in Food production
    3. Research and Development
    4. Management

    I am a Zimbabwean female.

    • Paul Goddard said:

      Hi Alice,
      thanks for your comment. You have some good skills so check out our next blog for how you can find out what your options are for emigrating


  5. Arthur Bice said:

    Hello, I am desiring to “pave the way” for myself and my family to NZ from the United States. I am 47 years old and owned a mortgage brokerage firm from 1992-2009. I have also active in real estate sales since 2006. I would like to coordinate a trip to NZ to meet with someone that is willing and able to help me find suitable employment, housing and provide sound, honest advice. Once established, my family (spouse and 3 kids) will trail. My spouse holds a Bachelors Degree from a well respected and credible University and is in the process of obtaining her teaching certificate. She is also well versed in piano and experienced in teaching piano/music.We have worked together in our mortgage business for the last 18 years that we have been married. We are now trying to re-invent ourselves and feel that it may be best for our children’s future to relocate to another country. Based on what we have read and seen, it seems NZ may be perfect. We also have Australia as an option. Any help you can provide is most appreciated.

    • Paul Goddard said:

      Hi Arthur,
      thanks for leaving the comment and it appears you will have some good options especially for New Zealand. I am going to send you an email

      All the best


      • Arthur Bice said:

        I am really looking forward to your email. This is very important to me and my family for I truly believe my children may have a brighter future outside of the United States it seems as if NZ would be just right.

  6. Hello and good day Paul. My wife and I are in the dreaming phase of working in New Zealand from November to April.
    We have a gold (placer )mine here in Yukon Canada and dream about living and working there in the winter months. Cleaning fine gold is my trade. I also weld and operate heavy equipment.
    I am also a house painter and would do almost anything if it meant earning some money and having a new experiance.
    I am new to bog posts, let me know if you need any info and thank you so much for your time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: