New Zealand Business Visa

The objective of the New Zealand Business Visa category is to contribute to economic growth in New Zealand by attracting business owners, investors and entrepreneurs.

The business categories under this policy can be either for permanent residence, or temporary entry with the option to lead to residence after several years working in New Zealand.

Temporary Entry

Long Term Business

This temporary entry category is a special Work to Residence category which facilitates the entry of people interested in establishing business opportunities in New Zealand, and would like to explore their options before applying for permanent residency.

New Zealand Business Visa Assessment


Business Residence

You may qualify for residence in New Zealand as an investor, entrepreneur or an employee of a relocating business under one of the following categories.


This category aims to attract skilled business people with capital to invest in New Zealand, and allow them to be granted residence if they meet all qualifying criteria.

New Zealand Business Investor Visa Assessment



This category aims to attract applicants who can demonstrate they have been actively participating in business and contributing to New Zealand's economic development.

New Zealand Business Entrepreneur Visa Assessment


Employees of Relocating Businesses

 This category facilitates the entry of employees of businesses relocating to New Zealand, who do not qualify for residence under any other category.

 Free Online Business Visa Assessment Read More on this Business Visa


All applicants under the New Zealand Business visa category must meet all English language, health and character prerequisites to receive residence.

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