It is best to apply for a New Zealand bank account as soon as possible after arrival so that you can get paid immediately after you find a job. Most banks in New Zealand have opened special services to help new immigrants open accounts, transfer money and manage money. Many banks have an online application form, and they can also complete the relevant procedures in advance through the Internet before departure. When you arrive in New Zealand, you need to bring your designated documents to the branch of the new bank to confirm your account. Includes passports, proof of new address, such as utility bills, bank statements or bank certificates, or employment agreements.