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  Investor 1 Investor 2 Parent Retirement Residence Temporary Retirement Visitor
ASH Required Required Required Required
Character Required (see also Fit & Proper BM) Required (see also Fit & Proper BM) Required Required
Investment Funds $3m for 4 years $10M for 3 years $1M for 4 years $750k
Settlement Funds No requirement No requirement $500k $500k
Age 65 or less No requirement No requirement 66 or more
English Language IELTS 3 No requirement No requirement No requirement
Min time in NZ 146 days/year 44 days/year No requirement No requirement
Business Experience Required (points) Required No requirement No requirement
Business Plan No requirement No requirement No requirement No requirement
Annual Income No requirement No requirement $50k $60k
Other EOI required Selection is ranked on points. Must have at least 3 years business experience and at least 1 point for English Lang. 400 max per year. Need adult child who is a citizen or resident. Resident visa issued with conditions for funds to remain for 4 years Can have no DC Allows a stay of 24 months. Can include partner but not DC. Funds must be invested within 3 months of AiP. Can have multiple of these
Growth Investments (not bonds/philanthropic) Can get priority processing & reduction in investment amount & time $750 Gl=438 days over 4 years & 20 bonus points $1.5 Gl=reduction of $0.5m from nominated funds of $3m $2.5m Gl = 88 days over 3 years instead of 44 days each year
  • "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

  • "We first meet NZ Visa Connections back in 2017 when we were looking for an advisor to apply for Reon's first work Visa, We have continued to work with NZ Visa Connection ever since. With that said we have found them to be very professional throughout this process and have been Successful with our application for Reon Visas. Reon and myself would have no problem with recommending NZ Visa Connection to any person who needed Visa advice. "

    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

  • "NZ Visa Connections basically took the stress out of my work and residence visa applications. I honestly feel so lucky to have found them in the first place --through my sister's colleague's recommendation. They were as amazing to work with as what we heard about them. The whole process was already quite streamlined for us (my partner and I). We simply had to follow through a well-defined checklist with details like: the importance of a specific document, suggestions and prompts for letters and other write up. It was very clear to us that they are the expert we needed."

    Donna Dychinco, Residence Visa support