New Zealand Migrant Investor Visa

This visa is designed to attract financial capital into New Zealand by providing residency to applicants who want to make a significant financial contribution to the New Zealand economy. There are two categories for this visa and all applicants (including partners and children) must meet the health and character requirements.

Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category)Investor (Investor 2 Category )
Maximum ageNo requirement65 or younger
Business experienceNo requirementMinimum of three years
Investment fundsNZ$10 million invested in NZ for three yearsNZ$1.5 million invested in NZ for four years
Settlement fundsNo requirementNZ$ 1 million (transfer not required)
Principle applicant’s English languageNo requirement

An English speaking background, or

An International English Language testing System(IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more or

A competent user of English

Family member’s English languageNo requirementSame as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL yuition
Minimum time in New Zealand73 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period
Health and characterApplicant must meet health and character requirementsApplicants must meet health and character requirements.

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