Do you want to run your own business or invest your funds in New Zealand?
Dr. Carsten Hallwass, principal Immigration Adviser and director at NZIC, has many years of experience with advising business and investor clients from all over the world.
"If you want to run a business in New Zealand or invest your funds, there are a number of options that might be attractive for you, but the visa application process under the Business and Investor policies is highly intricate."
Direct path to Permanent Residence in New Zealand;
Streamlined and prioritised procedure:
Partner and dependent children are included in the application;
English language requirements less strict;
You choose how and where you invest your funds in New Zealand.
Investor 1 Category: NZ $ 10 million investment
Investor 2 Category: NZ $ 3.0 million investment (Discount of NZ $ 0.5 millions if at least partly invested in "growth investments")
Business and Investor Visas are divided into two main groups: Residence Visas and Temporary Visas.
* If you are granted a work visa under these two categories, you will have the opportunity to apply for residence, providing you meet the specific requirements.
The objective of New Zealand's Investment Migration Policies is to attract capital to our economy.
Different levels of investments are required for different investor visa types.
While Entrepreneur Work and Entrepreneur Residence Visas also require considerable investments, they are primarily based on establishing and running a business in New Zealand and are covered by a separate visa policy.
Compare the different visa types for investors and entrepreneurs and see whether you might qualify.
In short, the more capital you can invest, the less further requirements you will have to meet.
Investor and Business Self Assessment
You can enjoy the New Zealand lifestyle without having to find employment.
There are safe and easy to understand investment options in New Zealand.
You have a choice of how and where you invest your funds in New Zealand.
New Zealand's political stability ensures that your investment is secure.
Your partner and dependent children are included in your visa application.
Streamlined and prioritised visa application process.
Minimum level of language competency for a resident visa is lower in Investor policies than in Skilled Migrant Category.
Choice of Locations
If you want to divide your time of the year between two locations in the world, you might be able to do so as investor.
If you have reached the age limit of 56 years under the Skilled Migrant Category, you might still be able to migrate as business owner or investor.
Dr. Hallwass handled our application to immigrate professionally, giving us a clear picture of what was required, updating us along the way and providing excellent follow up service on our arrival in New Zealand. We are delighted with his professionalism and thoroughness. He comes highly recommended.
Anna was worth her weight in gold---she was fantastic at helping me format my CV and search for jobs that suited my skill set. In the end, I got a great job in a great city. Carsten and his team were very thorough and helpful when it came time to apply for and get our visas. They are now helping us with our resident visas, and I'm certain that the process will be the same. I'd recommend them highly.
NZIC guided me all the way through getting my first work visa to permanent residency. Their job seeking support was key when I first arrived in NZ, communication was always easy and clear. I'm very thankful for their help and definitely recommend their services.
Dear Jannie, just want to drop a note to thank for your everything. Your help is much appreciated! You are a wonderful and professional job search coach! I am so lucky to have you supporting me!