These are the conditions that you must meet once you have your visa.

Entry permission

You must apply for entry permission when you arrive in New Zealand. You can do this by completing an arrival card, which you are given on the way to New Zealand.

Arriving in New Zealand

You can be refused entry permission if:

  • you don’t meet our character requirements
  • your circumstances have changed since you were granted a visa
  • you refuse to let us to take your photo, or provide us with your fingerprints or an iris scan, if we ask you for them.


After your first arrival, you can travel in and out of New Zealand for 2 years.

Invest in New Zealand

You must keep at least NZ $750,000 invested in acceptable investments in New Zealand for 2 years.

Acceptable investments

It’s OK to transfer funds between acceptable investments.

If you already have funds invested in New Zealand when you apply for your visa, we can start your investment period from the time we approve your application in principle.


You must maintain acceptable travel and/or health insurance while in New Zealand.

Contact details

You must provide us with your address and other contact details and let us know if these change while you’re in New Zealand.


You can study for up to 3 months in any 12-month period.


You cannot work in New Zealand on this visa.

Visa expiry

You must leave New Zealand before your visa expires.

If you want to stay longer, you can apply for another Temporary Retirement Visitor Visa if:

  • you still meet all the requirements for this visa
  • you can show us that you maintained your insurance and kept your funds invested during your 2-year stay.