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New Zealand Long Term Business Visa

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The Long Term Business category is for people who are interested in establishing a business in New Zealand without living permanently in New Zealand, or with the intention of qualifying for a visa for residence under the Entrepreneur category.

You may be eligible under this policy if you:

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If your application is approved you will be granted a 9 month Work Visa/Permit to allow you to establish and commence the operation of your proposed business in New Zealand.

Further visas/permits may be granted to applicants for a total period not exceeding 3 years from the time of arrival if you can satisfy a business immigration specialist they have valid reasons for needing a further permit.

To qualify for an extension, you must:

If your original business proposal has changed in this time, you will need to be granted consent for that change by a business immigration specialist. Your permit may be revoked if you undertake a different business proposal to your original proposal without first seeking consent.

In addition, you may be granted a further visa extension if you satisfy the NZIS you are a genuine applicant and the extra time is necessary for the status of the business in New Zealand.

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You may be eligible for residence under the Entrepreneur category if you are the holder of a Long Term Business Visa.

To be eligible you must demonstrate as a holder of a Long Term Business Visa: