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Invest in New Zealand

For people wishing to invest funds in a business and live in New Zealand

Investing and doing business in New Zealand

New Zealand’s business migration categories are designed to contribute to economic growth, attracting ‘smart’ capital and business expertise to New Zealand, and enabling experienced business people to buy or establish businesses in New Zealand. Invest in New Zealand

If you are still deciding whether New Zealand is the place for you and your business, take a look at the NewZealandNow websiteInvest in New Zealand

“New Zealand is ranked No. 1 in the world for protecting investors by the World Bank in its 2012 Business report”

People wishing to invest funds in a business and live in New Zealand can apply for residence under our Investor/Investor Plus categories, or apply for a visitor visa valid for up to two years under our Temporary Retirement Category. Invest in New Zealand


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There are opportunities in many fields, in both traditional business sectors and in new, often highly innovative areas. Just some of the areas where New Zealand is doing exceptionally well include information and communications technology, tourism, film and special effects production, biotechnology, agricultural research, and wood-based technology. Invest in New Zealand

All these advantages come with dedicated immigration policies that make it surprisingly easy for investors and their families to enjoy the wide open spaces and world-beating lifestyle, adventure and recreational opportunities New Zealand has to offer. Invest in New Zealand

“In April 2008 New Zealand became the first Western country to sign a free trade deal with China”

We enjoy well-established trade links with the USA and Japan. We have a close trade relationship with Australia (called CER, Closer Economic Relations), giving New Zealand businesses duty free access to a population of 22.6 million. Other agreements provide enhanced access to the ASEAN nations of South East Asia and also to the Gulf states. Invest in New Zealand

More agreements with other nations and trading blocs including India, South Korea, Hong Kong and Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan are currently being negotiated. Invest in New Zealand

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Key Features Of The Categories

Key requirements

Investor Plus


Maximum age No requirement Invest in New Zealand 65 or younger
Business experience No requirement Invest in New Zealand Minimum of three years
Investment funds NZ$10 million invested in New Zealand for three years NZ$1.5 million invested in New Zealand for four years
Settlement funds No requirement Invest in New Zealand NZ$1 million (transfer not required)
Principal applicant’s English language No requirement Invest in New Zealand – an English speaking background, or – an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more, or – a competent user of English
Family member’s English language No requirement Invest in New Zealand Same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition
Minimum time in New Zealand 44 days in New Zealand in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period. 146 days in New Zealand 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 to invest in New Zelanad. Invest in New Zealand Invest in New Zealand Invest in New Zealand Invest New Zeal