Invest in your New Zealand lifestyle

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New Zealand offers real opportunities for an exceptional lifestyle and a successful place to develop your business interests. Invest in New Zealand and you’re investing in:

Opportunities for lifestyle - Investors and entrepreneurs can have the best of both worlds, a sophisticated lifestyle in one of our urban centres, and easy access to some of the world’s most stunning landscapes.

Opportunities for innovation - New Zealand’s well-connected and fast-growing technology sector thrives on meeting global challenges, doing more with less and thinking differently. In 2018 New Zealand’s tech sector was worth $11 billion, with the majority ($8 billion) coming from technology export businesses. The highest growth sectors are FinTech (33.2%) and Software Solutions (20.3%), with 33.2% and 20.3% growth respectively (2018).

Opportunities for business - New Zealand shared the top ranking for ease of doing business in the 2020 World Bank Doing Business study. There are few restrictions on establishing, owning and operating a business here. And investors and entrepreneurs face relatively few regulations in New Zealand.

Stability and security - In a turbulent world, New Zealand stands out as a reassuringly sturdy beacon of economic, political and social stability. In 2019 we shared number one spot on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index measuring the trustworthiness and good functioning of public institutions like the police and judiciary. It is a low-risk, well-functioning environment for your investment.

To invest in your New Zealand lifestyle and gain residency you can apply for an Investor Migrant Visa.

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    Real opportunities for Innovation

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    Real opportunities for Investment

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    Real opportunities for Lifestyle

To invest in New Zealand and become a New Zealand resident there are two visa options to consider. The Investor Visa is for migrants who plan to invest a minimum of NZ$3 million over a four-year period. The Investor Plus Visa is for investors looking to invest $NZ10 million over a three-year period. The main differences between these two options are listed as follows. 

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$3mNZD Invested for 4 years

Investor Visa

146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of a four year investment period or 438 days in NZ over the four year investment period*. 

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years business experience
  • English language requirements apply
  • Family members must have English language ability the same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition
  • Maximum applicant age 65 years

*depending on the make-up of your investment

$10mNZD Invested for 3 years

Investor Plus Visa

44 days in NZ in each of the last 2 years of a three year investment period or 88 days over the three year investment period*.

No additional requirements.

*depending on the make-up of your investment

Regions of New Zealand

How you want to settle in New Zealand, may dictate the region you choose to live in. You may be interested in the energetic cosmopolitan city of Auckland, or maybe you’d prefer the tranquil never-ending summer of the Far North or the picturesque tourism hot-spot of Canterbury.

Each of our regions has different industries, geography and climate. You decide which is best for you and your family.

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