Important factors to consider in residence planning
New Zealand is one of the world’s most stable and well-governed nations and is an attractive destination for investment, business, and raising a family. The country is consistently ranked in the top 10 in terms of protecting investors, starting a business, and ease of doing business. New Zealand also ranked 2nd on Transparency International’s 2018 Corruptions Perception Index for government transparency and lack of corruption. Compared to most countries in the world, New Zealand offers a great work-life balance, with world-class education and healthcare systems.
The Investor 1 and Investor 2 resident visa programs allow applicants to live, work, and study in New Zealand. Residence can be obtained through investing between NZD 3 million for an Investor 2 resident visa and NZD 10 million for an Investor 1 resident visa in acceptable investments and maintaining these investments in New Zealand for at least four and three years, respectively.
Applicants can include their spouse and dependent children aged 24 years and younger in their applications.
Investor 1 resident visa
Investor 2 resident visa
An acceptable investment is:
Acceptable investments include:
Investments can also be made in equity in New Zealand firms (public or private, including managed funds), registered banks, and residential property development(s). Applicants can nominate a mix of funds and/or assets in which they would like to invest.