Immigration website takes straining as thousands of Americans investigate their options away from a country this is gonna be led by Donald Trump
The election of Donald Trump as Americas next chairwoman has sent shockwaves around the globe and resulted in a rush of interest from Americans in immigrating to New Zealand.
In the past 24 hours, the website of Immigration New Zealand( INZ) received 56,300 calls from the US a huge rise on its daily average of 2,300. Within the same period, more than 7,000 Americans registered interest in moving to New Zealand, which is more than double the monthly average.
Similar spikes of interest in New Zealand were noted by INZ from Britons in the months after Brexit, with New Zealand seen as an ideal resettlement commonwealth due to its shared cultural biography with Britain.
The New Zealand Now website which contains detailed information on living, running, considering and the investment in New Zealand received 70,500 stays from the US in the past 24 hours, or 69,000 more than its daily average.
The surge in interest from Americans in moving to New Zealand embarked a month before the US presidential election, with twice the level of act read compared against a year before.
New Zealand has already seen its highest levels of immigration on chronicle in 2016, and Kiwis were quick to take to Twitter and jokingly defend their borders.