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This Dreamy Country Is the Easiest to Move to for US Citizens

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Social Media Editor
Updated: 4 December 2017
Fancy a change from the US but unsure where your passport will allow you to move and legally earn an income? The good news is, Middle Earth is the answer to your problem and it is ready for your arrival.

That’s right, New Zealand is not only one of the most beautiful places on the planet, complete with practically every type of topography and landscape, it’s also among the easiest to emigrate to.

Split Apple Rock, New Zealand | © Pablo Heimplatz / Unsplash
Split Apple Rock, New Zealand | © Pablo Heimplatz / Unsplash

For Americans and most other foreign nationals under 30 years of age, NZ offers a ‘working holiday visa‘ which allows you to spend up to 12 months living and working in the country. So not only can you enjoy the incredible scenery and wild adventures (remember, this is the country that invented bungee jumping!) but you can also earn a living to boot.

Another obvious perk of New Zealand aside from the unparalleled natural beauty, is that it’s an English-speaking country, so US citizens will feel right at home despite how far away they actually are.

Some criteria must of course be met in order to obtain the coveted visas. For starters, applicants must be at least 18 years of age. You also have to prove you have savings of NZ$4,200 (around US$3,000). The country itself is not cheap though, so make sure you come with more than that and of course take advantage of being legally allowed to work!

Packing those bags yet?