NEW ZEALAND INVESTMENT VISA
An investment visa is for those looking to gain residence by investing into a New Zealand business or other ‘acceptable investment’. There are currently two investment visas which require thresholds of NZD$10 Million for the investor 1 category or NZD$3 Million for the investor 2 category.
New Zealand Shores has developed a reputation for investment visas as specialists in this field. Investing a large amount of money into a new country requires continual support and expert advice. New Zealand Shores and our partner bank ASB work with you to streamline the process making it a pleasant and straight forward process. New Zealand Shores also work alongside specialist financial advisors, brokers and real estate agents to offer you a complete financial service.
The table below compares the two investor visas and outlines the major components of each.
|Key Requirements||Investor 1 (Plus)||Investor 2|
|Age||No requirement||65 or younger|
|Minimum Investment into New Zealand||NZ$10.0 million||NZ$3.0 million if investing less than 50% into growth investments|
NZD$2.5 if investing more than 50% into growth investments
|Business experience||No requirement||Minimum of 3 years|
|Investment Period||Three years||Four Years|
|Minimum time spent in New Zealand (for principal applicant only)||44 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period||146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period if investing less than 25% into growth investments|
438 days in NZ over the entire four-year investment period if investing more than 25% into growth investments
|English language||No requirement||Principal Applicant: Competent in English, or pass an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test report with an overall band score of 4.0 or more.|
Family: Same as Principal applicant or can pre-purchase ESOL tuition
|Health and character||All applicants must meet the acceptable standards for health and character|