New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean situation approximately 1500 km east of Australia. This developed country ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance including health, education, economic freedom and quality of life. In addition, it is known to be one of the cleanest countries in the world. New Zealand has a high-income economy and was ranked 13th in the 2016 Human Development Index as well as third in the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

ENTREPRENEUR RESIDENCE VISA

INVESTMENT AMOUNT
NZ $100,000 (2 YEAR TRACK) NZ $500,000 (6 MONTH FAST TRACK) BASED ON A POINTS SYSTEM
INVESTMENT TYPE
Company based in New Zealand
(new or purchased)
SPOUSE YES
CHILDREN YES (Under 18years of age)
PARENTS No
PROCESSING TIME
10 months
(average)
PHYSICAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
180 days annually
LENGTH OF STATUS RECEIVED
1 year initially renewable for 3 years
(Entrepreneur Work Visa)
PERMANENT RESIDENCY
After 2 years (2 year track) After 6 months (Fast Track)
(Entrepreneur Residence Visa)
CITIZENSHIP
After 5 years on Residence Visa
SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
must have created a minimum of three new full time jobs for New Zealand Citizens or Residents (Fast Track Requirement)
Clear business plan and proof of value to New Zealand
NATIONALITY DISQUALIFICATIONS NO
DUAL CITIZENSHIP Yes

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