Successful business owners who have at least NZD $3 million in available funds or assets can apply for New Zealand residence. This residence application must be proceeded by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) which would tell the NZ Immigration about your business career and investment. You and your partner and dependent children can apply for New Zealand residence once your EOI is successful.
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Things to note
NZ Immigration uses a points-based system to assess eligibility for Investor 2 Resident Visas. If your expression of interest (EOI) is successfully selected then you will be invited to apply for residence, you’ll have 4 months to send your visa application.
This visa is for those who want to invest in New Zealand and become eligible for permanent residence.Source: New Zealand Immigration
There are some basic eligibility requirements in order to apply
Step 1 – Expression of Interest
Complete an ‘Expression of Interest (EOI)’ form and submit together with your application fee. You are not required to send any supporting documents with your EOI.
Step 2 – Invitation to apply for residence
If you are awarded enough points for your EOI, you will be invited to apply for residence. If this happens, you will have 4 months to send your application and supporting documents.
You will also need to pay an application fee and immigration levy.
Step 3 – Transferring your funds to New Zealand and making your Investment.
If NZ Immigration approves your application in principle, you will have 12 months to transfer your funds to New Zealand and invest in an acceptable investment.
Step 4 – Grant of your residence visa
After the grant of your visa, NZ Immigration checks in with you to make sure you are meeting the conditions of your visa like keeping your funds invested and spending time in New Zealand.
If you have met all the conditions at the end of your four-year investment, you may be eligible for a permanent resident visa.Source: New Zealand Immigration
Application Fee: NZD$4,960
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. This fee is not refundable if your application is declined.Source: New Zealand Immigration