In the language of Immigration New Zealand, an “Investor” is someone with money available to put into a wide range of investment vehicles, from startups to bank bonds and much else besides.
In the language of Immigration New Zealand, an “Investor” is someone with money available to put into a wide range of investment vehicles, from startups to bank bonds and much else besides. But ordinarily they would not be involved in the management or governance of their investment vehicles. There are two levels of investor: Investor and Investor Plus.
Investors must have:
- $1.5m invested in New Zealand invest for four years
- $1m in settlement funds
- Adequate levels of English language ability, such as an English speaking background, or an IELTS qualification, and the same for family members
- A minimum of 146 days living in New Zealand, in each of the last three years of the four year investment period
Investors Plus must have:
- $10m invested in New Zealand for three years
- A minimum of 44 days living in New Zealand, in each of the last two years of the three year investment period
What it means
About three months before the end of your investment period, Immigration New Zealand will contact you, reminding you that it’s time to prepare for the next step. At this point, you need to provide them with evidence that you have retained the minimum level of investment in acceptable New Zealand interests, and spent at least the minimum required time living in New Zealand.
If you satisfy these requirements, Immigration New Zealand may then grant a Permanent Resident Visa to you and the members of your family included in your application.
As with all visa applications, you’ll need to satisfy minimum requirements of good health and character.