What New Zealand Visa options are there for investors?

New Zealand offers the following options for potential investors:
* Investor visa – If you plan to invest funds in New Zealand you can apply for residence under the Investor/Investor Plus categories. The options include the investor visa and investor plus visa with investment amounts required of NZ$1.5 million or NZ$10 million.
* Entrepreneur’s plus visa – for successful holders of the long term business visa the entrepreneur’s visa allows for application for permanent residency.

Where can I make an investment for a New Zealand investor visa?

Investment, for residency purposes must be made into what is known as an acceptable investment and this can be:
* Buying a business – investing into an existing New Zealand business
* Starting a business – commencing your own new operation
* Buying commercial property – the purchase of a commercial property either as your own premises or for investment purposes
* Buying residential property – this must be a new residential property development that is not for the investor’s personal use and designed to make a commercial return on the open market.
* Buying shares – The purchase of equity in NZ firms whether public or private. It may also be a passive investment visa managed funds or active with direct investment.
* Buying bonds – issued by the NZ Government, NZ local authorities or approved NZ banks, finance companies or firms.

Must an investor work in the business?

Investors have no need to work in the business, they are able to make their investment they are able to secure residence but simply investing either 1.5 million or 10 million NZ dollars.


What is an investor plus visa?

The investor plus visa is for people who intend to make an investment of NZ$ 10 million for 3 years.
The investment has to come through the New Zealand banking system and be from a validated source.

What is an investor visa?

The investor visa is designed for those who are seeking to make an investment into New Zealand for the purposes of obtaining residency.

The investor visa carries with it two options:

1. The investor visa – where you intend to make an investment of NZ$ 1.5 million for 4 years
2. The investor plus visa – where you intend to make an investment of NZ$ 10 million for 3 years.

How much is the New Zealand superannuation?

The level is reviewed each year in line with pertinent factors such as inflation and cost of living. For married couples it is based on around 66% of the average New Zealand wage and for single people approximately 40% of this figure.