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Investor Migrant Visa

Invest in your New Zealand lifestyle

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 industries are flourishing, particularly the tech sector which is New Zealand’s fastest growing industry. The New Zealand technology sector revenue has grown 7.6% in the past year, with $7.3 billion generated in offshore revenues. The highest growth sectors are FinTech and Digital Media. At present, technology is New Zealand’s third largest export sector.

Opportunities for investment - New Zealand was named ‘number one in the world’ for ease of doing business by the World Bank in 2018. In 2017, $876m was raised by companies for New Zealand private equity and venture capital.

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

Register your interest

Investor migrant visa types

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. 

$ 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*.

  • 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

View full criteria | Immigration New Zealand

Register your interest to be an Investor Migrant

Need more information? Visit the Investor Migrant homepage

As with all personal information you provide to any New Zealand organisation, your privacy is protected by law. We will never release your details to third parties for commercial use without your prior permission. We will send you information that matches your experience and skills; this may include information on New Zealand businesses and business sectors. 

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