New Zealand’s Investor Visa Program introduced in 2007 is part of the New Zealand Government’s economic framework to drive investment and innovation into its local and thriving economy.
A Visa program enabling investment flexibility across asset classes
Today, there are two routes for investors looking to migrate to New Zealand:
- Investor 1 (or Investor Plus) Resident Visa – minimum investment of NZ$10million; has to be invested in New Zealand for 3 years. This program has more relaxed physical residency requirements and has no requirements on age, proficiency in English or business experience
- Investor 2 Resident Visa – minimum investment of NZ$3million has to be invested in New Zealand for 4 years. This program requires 3 years of business experience and the age of the person must be 65 years and below.
*The Investor 2 Resident Visa allows investors to claim points for business experience, investment funds, English-speaking ability and age. For a full outline of the New Zealand Government’s Points System, go to: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/business-and-investment/summary-of-investor-2-category-points