New Zealand Residency

Residency requirements.

If you submit an Expression of Interest under the Skilled Migrant Category, you can expect an Invitation To Apply for residence within 3 weeks or less. Most residence applications are then generally processed within 4 to 6 months, although it may take much longer if additional checks and documents are required.

To be eligible for immigration to New Zealand as a skilled migrant you must meet the basic visa requirements. To be eligible: You must be under 56 years of age; You, or you and your family, must meet all health, character and English ability requirements; and.

Pathway to Residency

Real Estate.

Entrepreneur Resident Visa: This visa is for people who have been self-employed in New Zealand at least 6 months or have operated a business for two years on another visa that allows self-employment.

If you apply after less than 2 years of being self-employed, you'll need to have an Entrepreneur Work Visa, have invested capital of at least NZ $500,000 and have created 3 new jobs in New Zealand.

Investment.

Experienced businesspeople who have a minimum of 3m NZD (1,5m GBP / 1.95m USD) in available funds or assets can apply for New Zealand residence. Before you can apply, we’ll first need you to send us an Expression of Interest telling us about your business experience and investment. If your Expression of Interest is successful, we’ll invite you and your partner and dependent children to apply for New Zealand residence.

Contribution.

If you apply after less than 2 years of being self-employed, you'll need to have an Entrepreneur Work Visa, have invested capital of at least NZ $500,000 and have created 3 new jobs in New Zealand.

Commitments.

When deciding on your application Immigration New Zealand will also need to ensure that you have sufficient means to support yourself for two years. However, if your case is one of hardship the Government will assist you with certain benefits.

Contact us and register your requirements