Check your points for Investor 2 Resident Visa

You can claim points for your Investor 2 Resident Visa application based on your business experience, investment funds, English language ability and age.

Business experience

You can claim points for your years of business experience.

Years of business experience Points you can claim
3 9
4 12
5 15
6 18
7 21
8 24
9 27
10 30
11 33
12 36
13 39
14 42
15+ 45

Investment funds

You can claim points for the amount you are investing.

Investment amount (NZD $) Points you can claim Investment amount (NZD $) Points you can claim
$3 million 10 $6.5 million 80
$3.25 million 15 $6.75 million 85
$3.5 million 20 $7 million 90
$3.75 million 25 $7.25 million 95
$4 million 30 $7.5 million 100
$4.25 million 35 $7.75 million 105
$4.5 million 40 $8 million 110
$4.75 million 45 $8.25 million 115
$5 million 50 $8.5 million 120
$5.25 million 55 $8.75 million 125
$5.5 million 60 $9 million 130
$5.75 million 65 $9.25 million 135
$6 million 70 $9.5 million 140
$6.25 million 75 $9.75 million 145

English language

You can claim points for the score you achieved in an approved English language test or, if you have an English-speaking background, you can claim 20 points.

English-speaking background

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) — General or Academic Module

Score Points you can claim
Overall score of 3.0 or more but less than 4.0 1
Overall score of 4.0 or more but less than 5.0 4
Overall score of 5.0 or more 10
Overall score of 6.0 or more 13
Overall score of 7.0 or more 17
Overall score of 8.0 or more 20

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based Test (TOEFL iBT)

Score Points you can claim
Overall score of 31 to 34 4
Overall score of 35 or more 10
Overall score of 60 or more 13
Overall score of 94 or more 17
Overall score of 110 or more 20

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Score Points you can claim
Overall score of 29 to 35 4
Overall score of 36 or more 10
Overall score of 50 or more 13
Overall score of 65 or more 17
Overall score of 79 or more 20

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE) or B2 First of Schools (FCE for Schools)

Score Points you can claim
Overall score of 142 to 153 4
Overall score of 154 or more 10
Overall score of 169 or more 13
Overall score of 185 or more 17
Overall score of 200 or more 20

Occupational English Test (OET)

This test covers 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. You need a score in all 4 skills for the OET as there is no overall grade in this test.

Score Points you can claim
Grade D in all 4 skills 4
Grade C in all 4 skills 13
Grade B in all 4 skills 17
Grade A in all 4 skills 20

Age

Age Points you can claim
Under 30 20
30 to 39 15
40 to 49 10
50 to 59 5
60 to 65 0

Growth investments

You can claim 20 bonus points if you have invested NZD $750,000 in growth investments.

Growth investments