Proven path to citizenship after five years
Stable and prosperous economy
Spouse and children included
Investment opportunities from NZ$200,000
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Introducing New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful country to the south east of Australia. The two main islands that make up New Zealand are amongst the most picturesque places in the world.

New Zealand is famous for more than just beautiful landscapes: the country's economy and business opportunities are amongst the best in the world, and the business environment encourages entrepreneurial thinking and development. It's easier to start a business in New Zealand than virtually anywhere else in the world.

New Zealand Residence Benefits

  • New Zealand citizenship after five years
  • Permanent residency after two years
  • Stable and prosperous economy
  • Great business opportunities
  • World-class healthcare and education
  • Spouse and children included
  • Low initial investment
  • A safe place to live
  • Breathtaking natural environments
  • Easy to start and conduct business
Capital city: Wellington
Languages: English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language
Visa free countries: 172 (for citizens)
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Total area: 268,021 km²
Population: 4.7 million
Nearest country: Australia
Time zone: New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12:00)

Route to New Zealand Residence

Applicants must fulfil ONE of the following options:

Entrepreneur Start-up Stage (ESU)

One year residence granted for capital transfer and business set-up (no minimum stay required).

Entrepreneur Balance Stage (EBS)

Three years residence period granted, after which you can apply for permanent residence.

Entrepreneur Residence Category

Requires you to have successfully established or purchased a business in New Zealand and have been self-employed in that business for at least two years, and for your business to have significantly benefited New Zealand.

Considerations

Applicants must be:

  • Younger than 60 years old.
  • Ready to invest more than NZ$200,000 in the country.
  • Have a business plan and appropriate level of English.
  • Have more than three years of experience in the relevant field as a self-employed worker.
  • Be ready to commit to the immigration (minimum six months stay per year in the country is required).
Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Business Investor

Business Investor:

Requires applicants meet the following criteria:

  • NZ$3 Million invested in New Zealand for 4 years
  • NZ$1 Million paid to the Settlement Fund
  • 65 years or younger
  • Business experience of a minimum of 3 years
  • English speaking background or IELTS of 3 or more for the main applicant, spouse, and dependents
  • Spend 146 days of 3/4 years of investment period in New Zealand
  • All applicants must meet health and character requirements

Business Investor Plus:

Requires applicants meet the following criteria:

  • NZ$10 Million invested in New Zealand for 3 years
  • No Age Limit
  • No requirement for business experience
  • No requirement for English for the main applicant, spouse, or dependents
  • Spend 44 days of 2/3 years of investment period in New Zealand
  • All applicants must meet health and character requirements

New Zealand Residency Application Process

  • Month 1

    Application submitted.

  • Months 2-12

    The application is reviewed by New Zealand government officials and due diligence checks are carried out.

  • Year 1-2

    Temporary residence is granted for 12 months to transfer funds and open business.
    Once completed, a balance of three years temporary residence is issued.

Contact us

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