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Transferring investment funds: Active investor plus

When you transfer your investment funds to New Zealand for the Active Investor Plus Visa, you must do so in a legal and transparent way.

What you need to do to transfer investment funds

If we approve your application in principle for the Active Investor Plus Visa, you have 6 months from that date to transfer and invest your nominated funds in New Zealand.

The funds you transfer must be:

You must transfer all of your nominated funds to holding investments in New Zealand. Your nominated funds must stay in New Zealand until you have invested NZD $15 million or the weighted equivalent into acceptable investments.

Acceptable investments: Active investor plus

Funds already invested in New Zealand

You can use funds already invested in New Zealand to support your visa application. You must nominate them when you apply for your visa.

You must provide evidence of where the funds came from and how they were transferred and invested in New Zealand.

Transfer methods

Funds must be transferred through the banking system, a foreign exchange company or a money transfer business. The funds can come from your personal bank account, or from one of the following third parties:

You must provide evidence that your nominated funds have been invested in acceptable investments and holding investments.

This evidence must include the following information:

Nominating additional funds

You can nominate additional funds if:

If you borrow funds

You may be able to transfer and invest funds from the sale of nominated assets you have borrowed if:

Taking more time to transfer funds

If you think it will take longer than 6 months to transfer your funds, you need to apply for an extension.

You must provide evidence that you have tried to transfer the approved nominated funds to New Zealand. This can include:

Foreign exchange companies

You can use a foreign exchange company to transfer your funds to New Zealand if the:

You must provide evidence of all the steps you took to transfer your funds. We cannot accept your application if we cannot identify your funds’ physical transfer any at point.