Information about Global Impact Work Visa

If you are an entrepreneur or investor who has been accepted into the Edmund Hillary Fellowship you can apply for this visa to live and work in New Zealand.


36 months

400 places over 4 years

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand for 36 months.
  • Apply for permanent residence in New Zealand after 30 months on the Edmund Hillary Fellowship.

Things to note

  • Fellowship applications are now closed. Only applicants accepted into the Fellowship can apply for the Global Impact Work Visa.
  • You must remain on the Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 30 months before applying for permanent residence. To be eligible for residence, you must maintain the support of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship.
  • You cannot include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you. They will need to meet residence health and character criteria.

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