The Migrant Investment Category, Investor (Investor 2 category) Expression of Interest (EOI) selection took place on Thursday, 29 November 2018.
9 EOIs were selected from the EOI pool which claimed between 25 and 110 points.
Thursday, 29 November 2018
The Migrant Investment Category, Investor (Investor 2 category) Expression of Interest (EOI) selection took place on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
6 EOIs were selected from the EOI pool which claimed between 33 and 74 points.
Thursday, 15 November 2018
The Migrant Investment Category, Investor (Investor 2 category) Expression of Interest (EOI) selection took place on Thursday, 1 November 2018.
9 EOIs were selected from the EOI pool which claimed between 25 and 100 points.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
A selection of Expressions of Interest (EOI) under the Migrant Investment Category, Investor (Investor 2 category), took place on Thursday 18 October 2018.
8 EOIs were selected from the EOI pool which claimed between 33 and 80 points.
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Immigration New Zealand informed about trends and statistics in the Investor and Entrepreneur Categories. Investor applicants come mainly from the following countries:
- China 31%
- USA 12%
- UK 8 %
- Germany 7%.
INZ advised that the processing times have been dramatically reduced from previously up to 36 weeks down to 2-4 weeks at the moment.
If you consider lodging an investor application - now would be a good time!
Entrepreneur Work Visa application have a decline rate of approximately 80%. If you are an entrepreneur talk to us for an evaluation of your chances.
Recent changes to the Investor 2 Category allow people with applications or invitations to apply to choose whether they want to be assessed under the current or the previous version of the policy.
The Investor Categories changed on 22 May 2017 to put in place incentives for applicants to invest more of their funds in growth investments.
Changes have just been made to allow Investor 2 applicants and people who were invited to apply under the previous policy to choose whether they would like to be assessed under the version of the policy from before 22 May or the current version.
The advantage of being assessed under the current version of the policy is that visas can be granted with conditions allowing a greater degree of flexibility with regards to the time the person is required to spend in New Zealand, provided they invest a minimum of $750,000 in growth investments.
However, the current version of the policy requires a minimum investment of $3 million, compared with the previous minimum investment of $1.5 million.
If you are planning to apply for residence in New Zealand under the Investor Categories in the near future please contact Dr. Carsten Hallwass to discuss your best way forward and develop your personal strategy.
Pundits are still debating whether there’s been a plateau or slow-down in the Auckland property market over the past month — and the impact of the looming measures to dampen local and offshore investors, the first of which kick in today.
New Zealand house values rose at their fastest annual pace in more than eight years, as demand for Auckland housing overflowed to nearby regions, with Hamilton prices jumping 9 percent over the past three months, according to Quotable Value.
"Wellington is a creative and smart Capital and we’re committed to making our city more attractive to live, work, play, study and invest in. For the next decade and beyond, our Long Term Plan will accelerate growth and jobs in our socially and environmentally sustainable city; deliver projects to improve transport choices, inject real economic progress and keep Wellington a wonderful, diverse place to live.
With our thriving tourism sector and increasing economic confidence, Wellington’s a smart choice to invest in. As a Smart City we collaborate with businesses and our communities, using new technologies and open real-time data to make the city safer and more liveable.
Investing in good transport choices, we’ve allocated millions with central government for a network of cycleways, safer walking routes for children, and we’ll implement high-frequency, low emission quality public transport. In the compact Capital you can walk from meeting to meeting with ease – and get good coffee.
The proposed airport runway extension will substantially increase Wellington’s economic growth, enabling aircraft to fly direct from Asia and North America, connecting us with the markets that provide significant opportunities in education, produce and innovation.
We host world-class events which attract people to the city, including WOWTM, the NZ Festival, Fringe, CubaDupa, the Sevens, Wellington on a Plate, Matariki and many more. We’re rejuvenating our public spaces with exciting projects such as the Victoria Street transformation and laneway revitalisation. We’re harnessing the best of Wellington for a cleaner, smarter future, including our wind – generating over 200MW of wind energy to help reduce the Capital’s emissions.
We’re proud to support businesses working for good and we believe in the opportunities of a cleaner, greener future.
The Wellington City Council strives to make living, studying and investing in Wellington a great choice."
Building on success In the past 10 years, the Council has invested in city infrastructure and services for the community. While the key spending priority has been on infrastructure, there have been big increases in spending on community sport and recreation facilities, tourism promotion and events. In the coming years, we are continuing to focus on strong, resilient infrastructure, but we will also invest for economic growth by establishing a programme of major projects and working in partnership with the private sector, the Government and others in the region.
• Retain our high quality of life and excellent services.
• Achieve a real transformation of Wellington’s economy, create opportunities for future investment, jobs for our people and improved quality of life.
Though Wellington offers outstanding quality of life, its economy has considerable untapped potential.
A stronger economy means jobs, prosperity and more opportunities for all Wellington residents.
Growing the city’s economy is about:
• Making all residents more prosperous, so they can reach their potential and live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
• Attracting new skilled migrants to live, work and establish businesses in the city.
• Providing a wider range of opportunities so residents have a choice of jobs, creative or business opportunities.
• Providing more entertainment and leisure opportunities and a wider range of attractions.
• Releasing capital to invest in a higher quality of life for all, a stronger environment and increasing the city’s capital value. A bigger rating base means the costs of rates are spread across more people, making them more affordable.
After one-off factors dented growth in the first three months of 2015, the recovery masks weaker underlying growth, reflecting the impact of low dairy prices, falling business investment and subdued trading partner demand.
Gross domestic product grew 0.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a Reuters survey of forecasts ahead of Thursday's release of the official measure by Statistics New Zealand. That is triple the pace of the first quarter, when drought curbed milk production in the South Island and mining output was affected by a shutdown of the Tui field off the Taranaki coast to connect the Pateke-4H well.
Monday Sep 14, 2015
But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be smarter about the kind of investment we are encouraging in this country.
While the issues around foreign investment are far from simple, there is good cause for targeting a simple goal.
Let's ensure we are attracting the kind of investment that creates new wealth and new jobs and helps diversify New Zealand's economy.
New Zealand is a great place to live, with fantastic economic prospects and can therefore afford to be more prescriptive about the way it requires migrants to invest when they settle here.
KPMG's analysis points out that the existing migrant investor regime has attracted nearly $4 billion in just six years.
But it finds that some 80 per cent of the investment is going into safe, passive places like government bonds.
Canada and Australia already have requirements for a percentage of new migrant investment to be placed in risk category investments - like growth funds or direct investments.
Set at just a 10 per cent requirement, that could have resulted in $400 million of capital into NZX-listed companies, venture capital or angel investments over the past six years.
New Zealand is blessed with a wealth of smart young entrepreneurs, tech-savvy business people looking to take on the world. But our investment sector at the venture capital and angel stage has long battled to attract the capital required.
In a market our size, $400 million would have represented a huge boost and been a big driver for the expansion of companies which will provide jobs for the next generation of New Zealanders, including the children of new migrants.
There is opportunity now, while migration trends are on our side, to tweak official policy around this. Let's hope the Government is prepared to take a serious look at the work KPMG has done.
The NZ Herald
The Icehouse is supporting a campaign to change the investor migrant regulations because it makes plain sense. The existing regime has on one hand been highly successful, and has attracted just under $4 billion of funds over just 6 years.
We recommend to start with that at least 10 percent of wealthy migrant capital should be placed into growth investments, such as angel investment, venture capital or private equity growth funds.
The NZ Herald, Monday Sep 14, 2015
Until recently, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has been able to select all Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the Investor 2 category pool in order to fulfil the existing cap of 300 application approvals. However, because of growing interest and increased numbers of EOIs in this category, this approach is no longer sustainable.
Clarification to immigration instructions come into effect on 27 November to reflect that only the highest scoring applications will be selected from the pool in order to fulfil the existing application approval cap. The pool draw will continue to take place every second Wednesday and pool draw details, including the number of EOIs and points range selected, will continue to be published in the Latest News section of the INZ website.
If you want to find out more about investing in New Zealand, contact Dr. Carsten Hallwass, the Business and Investor Migration Adviser in our team.Contact Dr. Hallwass