New Zealand Migrant Investor Visa

This visa is designed to attract financial capital into New Zealand by providing residency to applicants who want to make a significant financial contribution to the New Zealand economy. There are two categories for this visa and all applicants (including partners and children) must meet the health and character requirements.

Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category) Investor (Investor 2 Category )
Maximum age No requirement 65 or younger
Business experience No requirement Minimum of three years
Investment funds NZ$10 million invested in NZ for three years NZ$1.5 million invested in NZ for four years
Settlement funds No requirement NZ$ 1 million (transfer not required)
Principle applicant’s English language No requirement An English speaking background, or

An International English Language testing System(IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more or

A competent user of English

Family member’s English language No requirement Same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL yuition
Minimum time in New Zealand 73 days in NZ in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period 146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period
Health and character Applicant must meet health and character requirements Applicants must meet health and character requirements.