About this visa Investor 1 Resident Visa

If you have NZ $10 million to invest in New Zealand over a 3-year period, you can apply for New Zealand residence. If you’re granted residence you can come to New Zealand with your family and enjoy our unique lifestyle.

Overview

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All Visa Conditions

With this visa you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.
  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.

Things to note

  • You may be able to bring your car, boat and household items to New Zealand, free of customs charges.

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The application process

Stage 1

1 You apply for residence

Fill in your application form and send it to us with your supporting evidence, application fee, and immigration levy.

Have a look at our Office and fees finder for information on how much you’ll need to pay and where to send your application.

If you’d like some help with your application, you can email one of our dedicated Client Managers or get some immigration advice.

investors@mbie.govt.nz

 

2 We approve your application in principle

Resident visa applications can take several months to process.

If there’s anything else you need to do, we’ll be in touch.

Stage 2

3 You transfer your funds to New Zealand and make your investment

Unless we grant you an extension, you’ll have 12 months to transfer your funds to New Zealand and invest in an acceptable investment. 

You must show that your funds or assets came from the source you named in your application.

You may wish to come to New Zealand to check out investment opportunities before you transfer your funds. You’ll need to apply for a work or visitor visa to do this.

Acceptable investments

Transferring investment funds

 

4 We grant your residence visa

After we grant your visa, we’ll check in with you to make sure you’re meeting the conditions of your visa like keeping your funds invested and spending time in New Zealand.

If you’ve met all the conditions at the end of your three-year investment, you can apply for a permanent resident visa.

Please check that you meet the detailed criteria before you apply for a visa or travel to New Zealand

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