Immigrate to New Zealand – 4 main pathways: investment, skilled worker, study + work, entrepreneur

A. Immigration by Investment -the fastest and most direct way to gain residency in New Zealand

  1. Processing Time
    • Typically 4 – 5 months to resident visa approval
  2. Direct to Residency in New Zealand
    • Direct pathway to residence visa with associated benefits
  3. A true “Permanent” Residence
    • Residence, once granted, is life-long.  There is no ongoing maintenance requirements
  4. Flexible Requirements
    • Children up to 24 years of age can apply together in one application
    • Applicant’s age up to 65
    • Direct investment of your choice
    • Funds can be gifted or inherited

Immigration by Investment Programs:

  1. Investor 1 Program
    • Invest NZ$10M in New Zealand for 3 years
    • No age limit
    • No English requirement
    • No work experience requirement
    • Stay requirement: 88 days over 3 years
  2. Investor 2 Program
    • Invest NZ$3M in New Zealand for 4 years
    • For new residential property development, 🌞minimum investment amount discounted to NZ$2.5M🌞
    • Age up to 65
    • Basic English requirements (IELTS Level 3)
    • Minimum 3 years business or management experience
    • Stay requirement: 438 days over 4 years 

Acceptable Investment Options:

  • Residential property development (new)
  • Bonds
  • Company
  • Shares
  • Venture capital
  • Commercial property
  • Philanthropy
  • Angel funding for startup businesses

Acceptable Investment must :

  • Be capable of commercial return
  • Be invested in New Zealand in NZD
  • Have potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy and not for personal use