Can I Own a Business in New Zealand?

If you want to start a new business or take over an existing business in New Zealand, you need to apply for the right type of visa. 

New Zealand provides a broad variety of short to long term business visa options for applicants who wish to run their own business.


The Entrepreneur Work and Residence Visas

If you would like to apply for Permanent Residence in New Zealand, the Entrepreneur Work Visa provides a 2-step pathway to permanent residence in New Zealand:

Once you have been granted an Entrepreneur Work Visa and have operated your business in New Zealand successfully for two years or more, you can apply for an Entrepreneur Residence Visa. If you meet the fast track requirements of this category, you can apply after six months.

Dr. Carsten Hallwass, the business and investor migration specialist in our team, has processed Entrepreneur and Investor Visa applications since 1995, with a success rate of close to 100 %.


Will you qualify for a Business Visa?

Compare the Key Requirements of the Entrepreneur Work and Resident Visa policies to those of Investor and Retirement Visas. 

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