There is a range of visas if you want to run your own business or to live and invest in New Zealand:
Investor 1 category visa
Investor 1 applicants can apply under this category if the investor has stayed for a minimum of 73 days in New Zealand in three years and has invested NZ$10 million.
Investor 2 category visa
Investor 1 applicants can apply under this category if the investor is under 65 years and has a business experience of a minimum of 3 years with NZ$1.5 million invested in four years. The individual also needs to have stayed a minimum of 146 days in New Zealand.
Applicants under both categories must meet health and character requirements as specified by the government.
Entrepreneurs with business opportunities in New Zealand are eligible to apply for the Entrepreneur Work Visa. The application is points-based and is based solely on the applicant's experience in managerial and entrepreneurial expertise, capital invested, etc. A successful applicant can get a three-year Entrepreneur work visa to establish and grow their business.
Once the applicant's business is established for at least two years and they can demonstrate the economic benefits the country has received, they can then apply for an Entrepreneur Residence Visa in New Zealand.
Contact us to know if you are eligible and to receive additional information on how to apply for a visa for New Zealand. Our expert immigration adviser will get in touch with you for a detailed assessment of your profile and can assist you in preparing a solid visa application for New Zealand.