Yes, it is possible to immigrate to New Zealand without a job offer, but it may be more difficult. Many of the visa categories available to people who want to move to New Zealand require that you have a job offer or that you have skills and qualifications that are in demand in the country.

The categories that you can apply for if you don’t have a job offer are:

It is worth noting that in all of the cases, you should check current rules as the context of COVID-19 might affect them.

It’s important to keep in mind that the New Zealand Government is particularly looking for candidates that can bring specific skills and qualifications in high demand, meaning that having a job offer or a business plan, or having a large investment, will increase the chances of getting the visa.