New Zealand is one of the world’s most stable and well-governed nations and offers 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 has an immigration and investment policy that provides the opportunity for foreign nationals to obtain permanent residence in New Zealand by making a substantial investment in the country.
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, respectivel.
Minimum contribution of NZD 3 million
5 – 6 months under an Investor 1 resident visa
Strong tax treaty network with a large number of counterparties
Eligibility for citizenship after 5 years of residence
Requirements of New Zealand residence by investment
Investor 1 resident visa • An applicant must invest NZD 10 million in New Zealand over a three-year period in order to apply for New Zealand residence under this program. There is no maximum age limit, no language requirement, and no business experience requirement. Investor 2 resident visa • This visa is applicable to experienced businesspeople aged 65 years or younger, who have a minimum of NZD 3 million in available funds or assets. A points-based system is used to assess eligibility. • Applicants must invest at least NZD 3 million in an acceptable investment in New Zealand, to be held for four years. • Applicants are required to have an English-speaking background or an International English Language Testing System test report with an overall band score of three or more, or they should be competent users of English.
Steps to follow
Step 1 - Preliminary Check:
Our specialized team will review the documentation submitted to verify that the immigration requirements are met. In addition, we will verify the transparency of investment funds. As a result, we will have a background check report and signed contract.
Step 2 - Choose of Investment:
You must select the investment option that most convinces and suits you, so that later we can start the process. If you decide to obtain residency through real estate investment, we will help you choose your property based on your needs and desires.
Step 3 - Preparation of documents and sending to the corresponding agency:
We take care of everything: we obtain the criminal record certificates, we fill out and complete the government forms, we certify the documents before a notary, we do the translation and apostille everything (this service has a separate cost), and then we send it to the residence. We present your documents independently and with strict compliance with the requirements, as well as monitoring the progress of the application. As a result, we will confirm the receipt of the documents by the government.
Step 4 - Due Diligence check:
Once the residency agency receives all the documents, the applicant's background check begins. In the event that additional documents are required during verification, we will handle those requests.
Step 5 - Case Investigation:
We look forward to a positive resolution and receive the new documents together with you. If necessary, we can also help you with other operational, commercial and even domestic matters (including the arrangements of additional documents).
Step 6 - Receiving residency:
When the investment and all fees are paid, you receive the certificate of residence. Then, these documents are sent to you, so that after the wait, you can start enjoying them.
Does this residency allow me to obtain citizenship?
Yes, you can be eligible for citizenship after five years of residence.
For how long will I have the residence?
The residence permit is for 3 years.
What documents are required?
• A completed application form with a photograph. • A copy of your passport. • Documents that prove your income is legal. For example a employment contract. • Certificates of no criminal records. • Health insurance policy. • Payment documents confirming the payment of state duties and fees. • Documents confirming the fulfillment of the investment conditions stipulated in the application.
How long does it take to get residency in New Zealand?
5 – 6 months under an Investor 1 resident visa.
Is New Zealand Safe?
Yes, The Global Peace Index usually rates New Zealand as the second safest country in the world.
Is dual citizenship accepted in New Zealand?
Yes, New Zealand allows dual citizenship or multiple citizenship.
With what currency must the residency programs be paid?
This residency program should be paid in New Zealand dollars.
How strong is the New Zealand visa?
The New Zealand passport is currently ranked 4th among global passports, according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index.
Can I bring my family in this experience?
Yes, However, you can include their spouse and dependent children aged 24 years and younger in their applications.
In what cases can my application be rejected?
Most of the applications are authorized, however there are some reasons why you may have difficulty with this residency. Such us: • Having criminal records. • Lack of documentation. • Do not meet the minimum time in the country.