New Zealand

New Zealand

 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

NEW ZEALAND INVESTOR 1 VISA
ADVANTAGES

– Duration of visa: Indefinite.
– Spouse and children aged 24 and under may be included.
– Healthy and pleasant environment.
– Stable regulatory regime.
– Beautiful location with amazing wildlife and diverse landscapes with a high standard of living.
– One of the most advanced education and healthcare systems in the world.
– Multicultural society.
– Possibility to apply for New Zealand citizenship after 5 years and intend to continue living there.
– Possibility to bring the applicant’s car, boat and household items to New Zealand, free of customs charges.

REQUIREMENTS

General
– Meet New Zealand health and character requirements.
– Investment of NZ 10 million into acceptable investments (can be multiple) for a minimum of 3 years – NB: there is no requirement of a minimum investment amount for each category)
– Physical residence of a minimum of 44 days in each of the last 2 of the 3-year investment period; or 88 days at any time over the 3-year investment period if the applicant has invested a minimum of NZD 2.5 million in growth investments.
– At the end of the 3-year investment period, subject to maintain all of the criteria for the duration, possible to apply for a permanent resident visa for the applicant and any family member included in the application, and eventually citizenship.

Investment Fund
– Proof of legal acquisition and ownership of the assets or funds.
– Sufficient unencumbered funds to make the investment.
– Funds transferable through the banking system.
– Investment capable of a commercial return.
– Funds invested in New Zealand currency.
– Investment not used for a personal purpose.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

– Bonds issued by New Zealand government, local authorities or New Zealand registered banks.
– Equity in New Zealand firms, public or private.
– Managed funds where the amount invested relates wholly to New Zealand companies.
– New residential property developments, which are regularly approved by competent authorities.
– Some commercial properties.
– Philanthropic Investments.

PROCESS

– Application forms preparation and submission, together with payment of all fees.
– Consideration of application and supporting documentation.
– Upon approval-in-principal, transfer of the funds and investment in acceptable investments within 12 months. (possible extension to 18 months)
– Submission of documents supporting that the funds come from the same source than the one named in the application.
– Visa granting.

NEW ZEALAND INVESTOR 2 VISA
ADVANTAGES

– Investment fund requirements.
– Duration of visa: Indefinite.
– Spouse and children aged 24 and under may be included.
– Healthy and pleasant environment.
– Stable regulatory regime.
– Beautiful location with amazing wildlife and diverse landscapes with a high standard of living.
– One of the most advanced education and healthcare systems in the world.
– Multicultural society.
– Possibility to apply for New Zealand citizenship after 5 years of permanent residency and intend to continue living there.

REQUIREMENTS

General
– Investment of NZD 3 million made into acceptable investment for a minimum of 4 years; there is no specification of a minimum investment amount for each category.
– The investment amount may be reduced to NZD 2.5 million if a minimum of NZD 1.5 million is invested into a ‘growth’ investment, such as real estate.
– The applicant should be aged 65 years or under.
– Demonstrate at least 3 years of business experience.
– The applicant and any dependents aged 16 or older must satisfy English language requirements.
– Meet New Zealand health and character requirements.
– Points based application system.
– Physical residence of a minimum of 438 days over the 4-year period (instead of 146 days in each of Years 2, 3 and 4) if NZD 750,000 are invested in ‘growth’ investments.
– At the end of the 4-year investment period, subject to maintaining investment, the possibility to apply for a permanent resident visa for the applicant and any family member included in the application, and eventually citizenship.

Investment Fund
– Proof of legal acquisition and ownership of the assets or funds.
– Sufficient unencumbered funds to make the investment.
– Funds transferable through the banking system.
– Investment capable of a commercial return.
– Funds invested in New Zealand currency.
– Investment not used for a personal purpose.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

– Bonds issued by New Zealand government, local authorities or New Zealand registered banks.
– Equity in New Zealand firms, public or private.
– Managed funds where the amount invested relates wholly to New Zealand companies.
– New residential property developments, which are regularly approved by competent authorities.
– Some commercial properties.
– Philanthropic Investments.

PROCESS

– Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and need to satisfy an eligibility point test.
– The eligibility criteria are age, business experience, English language, and investment funds.
– Receipt of an Invitation to apply in case of nominated applicants.
– Submission of the application within 4 months.
– Upon approval-in-principal, transfer of the funds and investment in acceptable investments within 12 months. (possible extension to 18 months)
– Submission of documents supporting that the funds come from the same source than the one named in the application.
– Visa granting.

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