New Zealand Investor (Investor 2 Category)

If you are interested in migrating to New Zealand under the Investor (Investor 2 Category) there are a number of requirements the principle applicant and their partner and dependent children must meet.

  • You, the principal applicant, must be aged 65 or younger.
  • You must nominate funds and/or assets equivalent to at least NZ$1.5 million for investment and NZ$1 million for settlement. You will need to provide evidence that your investment and settlement funds and/or assets are owned by you or jointly by you and your partner and/or dependent children. Evidence must also be supplied showing that the intended investment funds are unencumbered, have been earned or acquired legally, and are transferable to New Zealand through the banking system.
  • You will need to place the investment funds in an acceptable investment in New Zealand, and will have to provide evidence of this within 12 months.
  • You need a reasonable standard of English, and your partner and dependent children must meet the same requirement. However, if your partner and/or dependent children do not yet meet the minimum standard of English ESOL tuition in New Zealand can be pre-purchased. 
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Expression of Interest

If you feel you meet the requirements for the Investor (Investor 2 Category) you will need to submit an Expression of Interest form. You do not have to submit any evidence with your Expression of Interest but if you are invited to apply for residence you will need to provide this evidence.

Continuing requirements

If your residence application is approved the principal applicant must retain the investment funds in an acceptable investment for four years and spend at least 146 days each year in New Zealand in years 2, 3, and 4 of the four-year investment period.

New Zealand Business Investor Visa Assessment

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