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Investment & Business

Investment & Business Categories  


The New Zealand government has for many years encouraged foreign investment into New Zealand with view to aiding and expanding the local economy.

To aid this policy the government has developed a number of specilized Investment and Business categories within Immigration to attract Investment and Entreprenuer applicants. If after successfully completing one of the investment or business options the applicant and immediate family will be able to apply for a residence class visa which will allow them to live in New Zealand

At present there are two Investment categories for would be Investors and one Entreprenuer Business Category for applicants wishing to start a business.

We will give you an insight as to the requirements for each of the three categories below.

Common Requirements for all Investment and Business categories.

1.  The investment funds must be invested in "Immigration Approved Investments".

2. The principle applicant will need to show that the investment funds are legally "owned " by the applicant or by the applicant and their partner".

3. That the investment funds have been legally earned by the applicant and their partner

4. The funds have been legally transferred to New Zealand through the banking system.

Investment Options.

Investor 1 Category: 

This requires an investment by the applicant of 10 million NZ dollars into NewZealand for a three year period.This is quite a popular category as it allows the principle applicant to spend minimal time in New Zealand during the three year investment period. It also has a reduced english requirement for the principle applicant also.

Investor 2 Category:

This category requires an investment by the applicant of between 3 million and 9.9 million NZ dollars into New Zealand for a four year period.

There is a minimum english language level requirement for the principle applicant and applicants must show a certain level of past business experience. The principle applicant will also need to spend more time in New Zealand during the four year investment period.

Business Entreprenuer Category:

This option is for investors who wish to come and start a business in New Zealand and work in that business as a owner operator.

After running the business successfully for at least a 2 -3 year period the applicant and their family maybe in a position to apply for  residence under the Entreprenuer category.There is a minimum english language level requirement for the principle applicant in this category also.   


General Information

New Zealand is a very young beautiful country which is renowned for its clean and green environment.
This enviroment is perfect for family living and raising children. Working, living and studying in New Zealand is a great experience that many people will testify too. 
New Zealand has a population of just over 5 million people so there is plenty of open space and room for everyone.

New Zealand has a multicultural society which consists of many different ethnic groups which include European, Maori, Asian, Middle Eastern, African, and Pacific Island communities. New Zealand prides itself on making this country suitable for all types of people from all parts of the world. There are many opportunities for Investment and Entreprenuer activities in New Zealand for applicants who wish to live and raise their familys in this great country. 

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