Twelve weeks following the election of Donald Trump as the US President, there has been an increase of almost 70% in the applications of US citizens for the citizenship of New Zealand. This was when compared with the same period last year according to the immigration records accessed by the Associated Press, quotes NZ Herald.
The statistics also revealed that there was an increase of 18% in the numbers of US citizens who secured a New Zealand work visa for the period of January 2017 and there was a similar increase in the number of US nationals who visited New Zealand.
For the individuals without a family, the citizenship was the pathway to reside in New Zealand. The US individuals who had a parent of New Zealand citizenship also applied for the New Zealand citizenship 11% more than the previous year.
The Department of internal affairs revealed in a response to the freedom of information request by the AP that just two days after the elections of the US President, the number of US citizens who visited the NZ website to inquire regarding citizenship was ten times more for the same period in the previous month.
A technology start-up entrepreneur from San Francisco, 33 years old Alanna Irving relocated to New Zealand six years earlier and married a New Zealand citizen.
She said that New Zealand is an awfully habitable place and it is quite evident to feel the difference in the manner in which people prioritize their lives and the way in which society is organized. New Zealand as a nation cares and gives more importance to equality. It is more community oriented and less individualistic oriented, added Alanna.
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