New Zealand Embassy Manila, The Philippines

New moves to attract investors to emigrate to New Zealand

New Zealand has introduced new policies to attract investor migrants.

The new policies ─ Investor and Investor Plus ─  aim to attract investors who are able to bring both capital and commercial expertise to New Zealand, and also bring with them valuable links to networks in offshore markets.



Would you like to invest funds and be able to reside in New Zealand?  The migrant investment policies provide two avenues to residence for investors bringing capital and business expertise to New Zealand:

  • The Investor category is based on the investment of a minimum of NZ$1.5 million for at least four years.
  • The Investor Plus category is based on the investment of a minimum of NZ$10 million for at least three years.


These two categories complement the following avenues for business migrants:

Run your own business

Would you like to work in your own business in New Zealand?  The Long-Term Business category enables experienced business people who would like to buy or establish a business in New Zealand to obtain a work visa.  The work visa enables self-employment in that business.

This is a 'work to residence' visa, providing a pathway to residence under one of two Entrepreneur categories:

  • After you have successfully run and worked in your business in New Zealand for at least two years, you can apply for residence under the Entrepreneur category.
  • Or, if you meet the criteria, you can apply for residence sooner under the Entrepreneur Plus category.


To begin, you might like to visit New Zealand before you make an application, so that you can look into business opportunities and do some research.

You can get further information from here and here.



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