Once you have obtained residence in New Zealand, the next, and final step, is obtaining New Zealand citizenship.
Residence is no guarantee of citizenship. Usually, you will need to have held a residence class visa for a minimum of five years, and have resided in New Zealand for a certain amount of time in each of those five years, to be eligible. You have also need to remain of good character in order to be eligible.
We look to assist our clients throughout their entire migration journey, and can guide you through your citizenship application as well, including seeking approval for the early grant of citizenship where the ordinary criteria are not met, if there are exceptional circumstances that justify making such a request.