Investment options

If we’ve surprised you with the range of business opportunities here, and tempted you with the wide open spaces, experiences and lifestyle you could enjoy here, the next step is to explore the practicalities.

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Investment and business visas

If you have capital and the right skills, we can offer you dedicated investor and business visas that open up opportunities for you to settle, or at least spend considerable time here, enjoying all our beautiful country has to offer. It’s all part of our commitment to welcoming overseas investment.

Guidance on investing in New Zealand

Once you’ve checked that your planned investment is acceptable for visa purposes, check these practical guides to investing in New Zealand.

In this section:

  • Being an angel investor

    Angel investment is an opportunity to be involved with innovative start-up businesses.

  • Buying a business

    Buying an established business or franchise can be a good way to get yourself started in New Zealand.

  • Buying commercial property

    It is relatively easy to buy commercial property in New Zealand.

  • Buying shares

    You can buy shares in publicly listed companies or seek opportunities in unlisted companies. ​

  • Starting a business

    New Zealand is the easiest country in the world to start and do business in, according to the World Bank ​

  • Buying bonds

    Newly issued debt securities can be bought through investment advisers or sharebrokers, and through the NZDX Market.


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