Funding services for you
Too many migrants struggle after arriving in New Zealand. Nearly a quarter of people planning to stay permanently end up leaving again.
What makes this sad is that a helping hand at the right time, the right piece of information, or just a friendly face can really help people settle in New Zealand.
We know because we have proved it.
Making a difference
In 2006 Tammy and I launched NZ's first walk-in centre dedicated to providing support to skilled migrants.
Unable to get funding we used our own money to offer a completely free service. This helped over 10,000 migrants before it was closed due to a government error in 2009.
Building support services
The need for this service has only increased since 2009 but the New Zealand government has confirmed there is no money to fund support services.
Our role us to make a positive difference no matter what, so we have created a brand new idea: a Not-For-Profit immigration consultancy.
New Zealand Immigration & Settlement Services has legally adopted a charitable Constitution and is registering as a charity.
Through providing high quality immigration advice (yep, sorry, to generate profits we have to charge) we generate funding to help migrants, putting 100% of net profits back into the community.
One of the issues we have been faced with many times is when migrants hit real problems and find themselves completely unable to pay for help. Tammy and I for example have had people living in our home, sleeping on our office floor and facing real hardship.
We will provide free immigration service for people in NZ who need help but are unable to afford it.
We hope you support this innovative service which continues move2nz's great work in helping migrants settle happily in New Zealand.