You want to run your own business or invest

Do you want to run your own business or invest your funds in New Zealand?

New Zealand has a range of visa programs available for Entrepreneurs and Investors.

The main difference between the various options lies in the required investment level – the more you invest, the less further requirements you will have to meet.

 

The different types of Business and Investor Visas are:

 

The Key Requirements at a Glance 

Will you qualify for a Business or Investor Visa? 

For a quick self-check compare New Zealand's visa programs for investors and business owners to find out which business or investor visa will be best suited for you. 

 

 

Investor Category 1

 

Investor Category 2

 

Entrepreneur Work & Residence Visas

 

Parent Retirement Category

 

Temporary Retirement

Good health

Required

Required

Required

 Required Required

Good character

Required

Required

Required

 Required Required

Investment funds

Minimum of NZ$ 10 million for 3 years

Minimum of NZ$ 3.0 million for 4 years

Minimum of NZ$ 100,000 - can be waived 

 No requirements NZ$ 750,000

Settlement funds

Not required

Not required

Sufficient Maintenance Funds for the first three years

 No requirements NZ$ 500,000

Maximum age

No requirements

65

No requirements

 No requirements Must be 66 years or older

Minimal English language

No requirements

IELTS level 3

IELTS level 4

 

 No requirements No requirements

Minimum time to be spent in NZ

44 days each year

146 days each year (more flexibility if you commit to partly invest in "growth investments")

You have to be self-employed in New Zealand on a full-time basis for 2 years to qualify for an Entrepreneur Residence Visa.

 

 Not required Not required

Business Experience

Required

Required

Required

 Not required Not required

Business Plan

Not required

 

Not required

 

Required - business must be innovative or have export or high growth potential

Not required Not required

Annual income 

Not required

Not required

Not required

 Click here for information NZ$60,000

 

Find out more about the different Business and Investor Visa Programs

New Zealand also offers various shorter-term business visas, eg for official trade missions, sales representatives of overseas companies, overseas buyers, business consultations, short-term secondments, intra-corporate transferees etc. 

 

We will provide you with all the expert knowledge and support you will need. 

Dr Carsten Hallwass, the business migration specialist at New Zealand Immigration Concepts, has worked with business and investor migrants for more than 20 years. He has the expertise to guide you through your Entrepreneur Visa application process.

New Zealand lawyers, business and tax specialists will be at your side throughout the process if you require their assistance.

Demandez-nous une évaluation professionnelle gratuite

Our Licensed Immigration Advisers and Job Search Professionals will assess your chances and let you know how you can start your migration process.