• Investor 1 and 2

    Investor 1 and 2

New Zealand has business and investment opportunities in traditional and new business sectors, a well-educated and flexible workforce, and a Government actively promoting growth and innovation with a range of business and migrant- friendly policies.

As residence opportunities in other categories are discontinued or on pause, investment visas can offer a route to residence that bypasses the need for a job offer and associated evidential requirements. Many migrants are able to meet the investment threshold by simply liquidating the assets they have in their home country and bringing this to NZ.

These investment visas enable people to gain residence by investing into a New Zealand business or other acceptable investments.

Investor thresholds apply, currently set at NZD$10 Million for the Investor 1 category or NZD$3 Million for the Investor 2 category. With both categories you can remain in NZ indefinitely, work and study here and potentially go on to apply for permanent residence. In addition, your partner and dependent children (aged under 24) can be included.

Investor 1

Key points of interest for this visa are:

  • You must keep acceptable investment funds for three years
  • You must stay in NZ for at least 44 days each year in last 2 years of the investment period (see also Reward for Growth Investments)
  • There is no requirement to have a certain standard of English Language
  • You can be any age to apply for this visa

Investor 2

Key points of interest for this visa are:

  • You must keep acceptable investment funds for four years
  • You must stay in NZ for at least 146 days each year in the last 3 years of the investment period (see also reward for growth investments)
  • You must have a minimum of three years’ business experience and be aged 65 or under.
  • You must submit an expression of interest (EOI) which shows you have a minimum of 20 points.

NZ Visa Connections can provide an initial assessment to ensure you claim all eligible points and make certain you can evidence this in the correct way.

We understand how vital it is that your EOI is optimised in just the right way to make the actual application process straightforward. We can assess your ideal points scenario and simplify the process with expert guidance at every step.

  • "Overall, my experience with NZ Visa Connections has been very pleasant and enjoyable. They provided me with the peace of mind and confidence that everything will be sorted, and that my visa application was in very good hands. The team was very efficient, organized, and “on-the-ball” on all immigration policies and requirements. The weekly video chats to check on the progress of my “paper trail” was very helpful. It was a very professional engagement with a personal touch. "

    Jessica Misa Baird, Work Visa Support

  • "My experience has truly been nothing short of easy and amazing. NZ Visa Connections has been thorough since the inception of our relationship. Understanding the ins and outs of the process has been overwhelming and not always easy to follow. But, they've been transparent, calming and honest during an otherwise difficult to navigate process. The team goes above and beyond and it's very evident they are passionate about the work that they do."

    Ashley Bent, Work Visa Support

  • "Outstanding work from NZ Visa Connections in regards to helping our company secure visas for two of our key staff members. These two wonderful ladies have gone above and beyond for our company. Rebecca was the case manager for two of our staff members and  she worked exceptionally hard to renew their visas on the 11th hour. I was so impressed with her amazing ability to make things happen with such a positive outcome. "

    Lee Dewerson, Employer / Business services

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    Ross & Reon Laird, Work Visa Support

  • "I was very nervous about trying to employ an international applicant, but NZ Visa Connections helped me employ the perfect person for our team, even making suggestions so we could apply for a 3-year Visa straight away. They assisted and supported me every step of the way, from helping with the advertisement to preparing Visa application documents, through to procuring the visa’s required for our employee. They were knowledgeable and eminently capable, and I would have no hesitation referring them to any other business thinking about hiring internationally."

    Lisa Coleman, Employer / Business services

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    Donna Dychinco, Residence Visa support