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Can I become a resident by investing in New Zealand?

To apply for residence in New Zealand through investment you should assess yourself under our Migrant Investment Policy, which includes two Investor categories:

  • Investor 1 (minimum investment NZ$10 million for at least three years) and
  • Investor 2 (minimum investment NZ$3 million for at least four years). 

Migrant Investment policies

Each category may have specific requirements for age, English language, business experience, investment funds, etc.

There is also a Temporary Retirement Category, which is a visitor's visa (for up to two years) that requires investment/assets for a temporary stay in New Zealand.

Temporary Retirement Category

If you're still deciding whether New Zealand is the place for you and your business, take a look at the Investment Now website.

Investment Now website

Migrant Investor Programme questions and answers