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.
Employee of a relocating business
You are eligible for this if you are an employee of a business relocating to New Zealand, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise must support this.
Global Impact Residence Visa
You can be eligible for this if you have had a Global Impact work visa in New Zealand for at least 30 months and are supported by the Edmund Hillary Fellowship.
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.
Some categories for members who are eligible to apply for family 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.