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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

Acceptable investments: investor visas

Each category may have specific requirements for age, English language ability, business experience, investment funds, and so on.

There is also a Temporary Retirement Category, which is a visitor visa (allowing a temporary stay of up to two years) which requires investment/assets 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.

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