Business & Investment Visa Categories

These categories are targeted at investors aiming to either establish a business in New Zealand or invest within New Zealand.

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 requirementsInvestor Plus (Investor 1 Category)Investor (Investor 2 Category)
Maximum ageNo requirement65 or younger
Business experienceNo requirementMinimum of three years
Investment fundsNZ$10 million invested in NZ for three yearsNZ$1.5 million invested in NZ for four years
Settlement fundsNo requirementNo requirement
Principal applicant’s English languageNo requirementEnglish 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 languageNo requirementSame as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition
Minimum time in New Zealand73 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period
Health and characterApplicants 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.”

Melvin Gabiana