The objective of the Entrepreneur Residence Visa Category is to attract migrants who can demonstrate they have been actively participating in business and contributing to New Zealand's economic development.
To be granted an Entrepreneur Residence Visa on the basis of operating a business for two years, the principal applicant must:
Requirements for applicants who have operated a business for at least six months
To be granted an Entrepreneur Residence Visa on the basis of operating a business for six months, the principal applicant must:
Businesses established in New Zealand must comply with all relevant employment and immigration law in force in New Zealand.
Compliance with relevant New Zealand employment and immigration law includes but is not limited to:
Where an application otherwise meets all requirements for approval and there is an incident of non-compliance with any relevant employment or immigration law in force in New Zealand, a business immigration specialist may nevertheless approve the application where:
To determine the nature of a breach, the business immigration specialist may consult with WorkSafe New Zealand, the Labour Inspectorate and other sections of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and/or the Accident Compensation Corporation.
The business established is considered to not be compliant with employment law if it fails to meet the requirements or if it is included on a list of non-compliant employers maintained by the Labour Inspectorate.
Principal applicants and partners and/or dependent children included in the application must meet health and character requirements.
Applications under the Entrepreneur Residence Visa Category will also be declined if the principal applicant and any partner or dependent child/ren applied for and was granted welfare assistance under the Social Security Act 1964 while in New Zealand during the currency of their temporary visas.
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