You may have been in New Zealand on a long term business visa to enable you to buy or establish and work in your business, and now wish to apply for residence.
Working in your own business may allow you to apply for residence under the Entrepreneur Category.
All applicants – you and your partner and dependent children (if applicable) – must meet our health, character and English language requirements. The other requirements are summarised below.
You will need to submit evidence to demonstrate you have successfully established a business in New Zealand.
Please note that your application under the Entrepreneur Category will not be approved if:
To have successfully established or purchased a business in New Zealand you must have:
You will also need to ensure that your business complies with New Zealand employment and immigration law, and that you or any of your family members have not applied for or been granted social welfare benefits in New Zealand.
Find out how to apply, or see the questions and answers.
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Entrepreneur/ERB Residence Application