BC10.5 Grant of further work visas beyond three years
- Further work visas may be granted beyond the initial 3 year period (for periods not exceeding 3 years) where a business immigration specialist is satisfied that there are valid reasons for the principal applicant needing a further visa to meet the requirements for Entrepreneur Category.
- If the principal applicant is seeking a further visa for a period beyond the initial 3 years on the basis of a new business proposal (not being a new business proposal for which consent has been given under BC10.1), a business immigration specialist may require that a new application be lodged.
- Further work visas will be granted only where a business immigration specialist is satisfied that:
- any time in New Zealand has been spent setting up and operating the original business proposal; or
- where there was a change to the original business proposal, consent was granted for that change by a business immigration specialist; and
- that the principal applicant and any family member accompanying them have not drawn on the New Zealand welfare system; and
- that the principal applicant intends to spend the further period in New Zealand either implementing the original business proposed or a subsequent business proposal for which a business immigration specialist has given consent; and
- that the principal applicant has, in addition to investment capital, access to sufficient funds for their own maintenance and accommodation and that of any partner or dependent child accompanying them; and
- that they meet health and character requirements (see A4 and A5).