To be eligible for residence in New Zealand under our Entrepreneur Category, you need to have successfully established, and be self-employed or working in, a business that is benefiting New Zealand.
You may have applied for, and gained, a long term business visa so you could establish the business, and now wish to apply for residence. If so, you:
Where you were granted a long term business visa, we will decline your application for residence if:
If you have successfully established a business that’s been operating for two years, you can apply directly for a resident visa under our Entrepreneur Category.
We’ll write to you to tell you that we’ve approved in principle your application.