New Zealand offers a range of work visas. All are temporary, though some can lead to residence. These visas are meant for temporary stays. The duration of the visa depends on the term of your job offer and labour market conditions.
If you are planning to study in Aotearoa full time for more than three months you’ll need a student visa. A student visa enables the holder to travel to, and be in New Zealand for the purpose of undertaking a course of study. Check that the qualification and the provider are recognised by NZQA.
You can apply for New Zealand citizenship if you have lived here as a resident at least for:
A minimum of 1,350 days with a residence permit during the five years immediately before you applied for citizenship and
At least 240 days with a residence permit in each of those five years.