New Zealand Residency by Investment
NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION CONSULTANTS
New Zealand Active Investor Plus Visa
The New Zealand government has launched the new Active Investor Plus visa category, as scheduled in September 2022.
New Zealand’s Residency-by-Investment Programs such as the Investor 1 and Investor 2 visas had been discontinued. The New Zealand Active Investor Plus Visa has now been launched for investors to submit their applications for a New Zealand residency.
Indefinite residence for successful applicants
Spouse or partner and Children up to 24 years old
Access to one of the most advanced education and healthcare systems in the world
Possibility to apply for permanent residency after 4 years
Possibility to apply for citizenship after 5 years, subject to language and residency requirements
New Zealand Passport
The passport of New Zealand is ranked 3 in the world by the 2022 Passport Index. Citizens can visit 172 countries visa-free.
Meet New Zealand health and character requirements
Satisfy to a point-based application system
Satisfy English language requirements (IELTS 5)
Investment of NZD 15 million (or the weighted equivalent) made into acceptable investments for a minimum of 4 years
Evidence that the funds were earned or acquired lawfully
Transfer nominated funds within 6 months from the date of approval-in-principle
Spent at least 117 days in New Zealand during the 4-year investment period
- Invest between NZD 5 million and NZD 15 million over the course of four years
The following assets may be invested into and will be weighted accordingly to meet the NZD 15 million investment threshold:
- Direct investments into approved businesses. These will be given a 3x weighting
- Investments into approved managed funds (private equity or venture capital funds). These will be given a 2x weighting
- Investment into listed equities and philanthropy. These will be given a 1x weighting (and each of these is capped at 50% of the NZD 15 million investment requirement)
Why New Zealand
New Zealand is consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world to live in. What is this? The quality of life in New Zealand is very high, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, pursue your hobbies and interests, and meet new people.
This beautiful country has plenty of space as the population isn’t overcrowded for the size of the country. It is a place to escape crowds and traffic jams. Additionally, WHO reported in the past that New Zealand has some of the cleanest and safest air on the planet which obviously carries amazing health benefits.