Immigrate to New Zealand by using investments

The New Zealand government has decided that the benefits of finding migrants to invest in the country is beneficial to the economy of the country. This means that you may apply for residence in New Zealand by investing in the country. You can do this under the Migrant Investment Policy, which includes two Investor categories. These categories are: 

  • Investor 1 (minimum investment NZ$10 million for at least three years), and
  • Investor 2 – Option A (minimum investment NZ$3 million for at least four years)
  • Investor 2 – Option B (minimum investment NZ$2.5 million, including NZ$1.5 million in Growth Investments, for at least four years)

Find out more about the different Investor options, here 

When your application for an investor visa has been approved, you are given a period of 12 months to transfer your funds to New Zealand and invest into an acceptable investment. The New Zealand government has set up a few conditions of what acceptable investments should entail. 

Acceptable investments must: 

  1. Be able to make a commercial return 
  2. Be invested in New Zealand be invested in New Zealand dollars 
  3. Be invested in legal enterprises or managed funds 
  4. Have the potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy 
  5. Not be for your personal use, for example, a house, a boat or a car. 

Investments should preferably be in the form of bonds, equity or properties. We have made some lists of bonds, equities and properties or other investments can consist of. 

Bonds can be: 

  • Issued by the New Zealand Government or local authorities
  • Issued by New Zealand firms trading on the New Zealand Debt Securities Market (NZDX) 
  • Issued by New Zealand firms with at least a BBB – or equivalent ratings from an internationally recognised  credit rating agency, like Standard and Poor’s 
  • Issued by New Zealand registered banks
  • In finance companies 

Equity can be: 

  • In New Zealand firms, which can be public or private
  • In New Zealand registered banks 
  • And eligible New Zealand venture capital funds or private equity funds

Property can be: 

  • Commercial property or residential property development 

Other investments can be: 

  • Philanthropic investment
  • Angel funds or networks’ investments 

Read more about the various investments and what they entail. There are a wide variety of investments that you can choose from, so you are not forced to only invest in one form of investment. Having so many options can also be quite overwhelming, so the article will be very helpful for you to make a decision based on the choice of investment that will work best for you. Investments are big and important steps, therefore it is important to make an informed decision. 

Feel free to contact us to help you with your immigration process to New Zealand. We help to make the process as easy as possible, as we are armed with lots of information regarding your big move to New Zealand.  We research so you don’t have to spend months doing it.

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