Nelson has long been considered a great place to settle, for people moving to New Zealand from overseas. If you’re a newcomer, you will be guaranteed a warm welcome from the locals. A strong expat community means that you’ll find new friends with whom you can connect. Nelson also has a stellar climate and vibrant city centre.
Nelson is without a doubt the perfect place to set down roots and enjoy a new pace of life!
As with any move you’ll need to get organised if you want to effect a smooth transition. So with that in mind, we thought we’d share a few tips to help you when you’re moving to Nelson from overseas?
Five tips for a smooth transition!
A visa for a vista! Before you can enjoy the far-ranging vistas that the Nelson region offers, you may need to organise a visa. Find out more information HERE.
Get ahead on the practicalities. One of the greatest challenges, when you’re moving overseas, is the packing. Organise quotes from professional overseas movers well in advance. There are companies that move people overseas every day, so they can answer all your questions, and make sure things run smoothly for you. Remember to carry important documentation with your personal belongings, as if you pack these with your household effects, you might not see them for some time!
Think financial. You’ll need a bank account when you arrive, but these can often be set up in advance.
A roof over your head. Here we can help. Malthouselane is leading the way in city centre apartment living. The apartments offer you a superior lifestyle in the central city fringe, among the uniquely green and tranquil Maitai riverside neighbourhood. Download the prospectus here.
Sit back and relax. Nelson really does enjoy a fantastic pace of life. Take the time to enjoy the lifestyle from the moment of your arrival, after all, we’re guessing that’s why you decided to make a move from overseas. Or dive into the many activities available on your doorstep… Mountain biking, hiking tracks, sun and sea.
Important information for overseas buyers:
As an overseas buyer, there is legislation passing through Parliament that may affect you.
- The New Zealand government has proposed that existing dwellings will be added to the definition of sensitive land in the Overseas Investment Act.
- If a purchaser is not a New Zealand or Australian citizen or does not hold permanent residency status, then they will have to apply to the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) for consent to complete the purchase of such a dwelling.
- Currently, the Business Committee of Parliament has announced a delay in the reporting back timeframe for this Bill. The Select Committee now has until 31 May to report back to Parliament. This is likely to mean an implementation date early in June, allowing transactions involving non-residents to continue until then.