Business & Investment Visa Categories
Migrant Investment policy
The two main investor categories and their requirements are listed below. Note that the immigration policy below may change from time to time:
|Key requirements||Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category)||Investor (Investor 2 Category)|
|Maximum age||No requirement||65 or younger|
|Business experience||No requirement||Minimum of three years|
|Investment funds||NZ$10 million invested in NZ for three years||NZ$1.5 million invested in NZ for four years|
|Settlement funds||No requirement||No requirement|
|Principal applicant’s English language||No requirement||English speaking background, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more, or competent user of English|
|Family member’s English language||No requirement||Same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition|
|Minimum time in New Zealand||73 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period||146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period|
|Health and character||Applicants under both categories must meet health and character requirements.|
Source: Immigration New Zealand
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Employee of a relocating business
If you are a key employee of a business relocating to New Zealand, the relocation of the business is supported by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise AND you are not eligible for residence under any other category, then this category may be for you.
Global Impact Residence Visa Category
This is a relatively new visa category. You need to have held a Global Impact work visa for at least 30 months and be supported by the provide for any remaining duration of the Global Impact Visa Programme to qualify for residence.
“The burden of going into the complicated process of the visa application and communicating with the immigration personnel was taken off from my shoulders.”