top of page
Business Meeting
Start a Business
or Invest

We have a range of visas that allow you to start a business or invest in New Zealand. Some visa applications from outside New Zealand or a quarantine-free travel zone are currently suspended, unless you are exempt.

Young Businesswomen

LENGTH OF STAY:  Indefinitely

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can:

  • Continue to operate your own business in New Zealand.

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.

  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.

Entrepreneur Resident Visa

Apply for this visa if you have been self-employed in New Zealand for at least 6 months or have operated a self-employed business for 2 years on another visa.

Coronavirus

LENGTH OF STAY:  Indefinitely

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can

  • Live, work, and study in New Zealand.

  • Travel to and from New Zealand any time you like.

  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.

Global Impact Permanent Residence Visa

If you have had a Global Impact Work Visa for 30 months or more, you can apply for this residence visa to live in New Zealand permanently.

Girl Gazing

LENGTH OF STAY:  36 months

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand for 36 months.

  • Apply for permanent residence in New Zealand after 30 months on the Edmund Hillary Fellowship

Global Impact

Work Visa

If you are an entrepreneur or investor who has been accepted into the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, you can apply for this visa to live and work in New Zealand.

Working on Rooftop

LENGTH OF STAY:  Up to 3 years

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can:

  • Come to New Zealand to buy or set up your own business.

  • Work in your own business in New Zealand for up to 3 years in total.

  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application

Entrepreneur

Work Visa

Apply if you want to work in your own business in New Zealand. You must have NZD 100,000 to invest, a business plan, and be able to claim 120 points on our points scale.

Happy Retirement

LENGTH OF STAY:   If you meet the visa conditions, indefinitely

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.

  • Include your partner in your visa application.

  • Apply for permanent residence after 4 years of keeping your funds invested in New Zealand.

Parent Retirement Resident Visa

You can apply to live in New Zealand permanently if you have a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident. You will also need to meet our income and investment requirements.

Business Meeting in Restaurant

LENGTH OF STAY:    Up to 3 months

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can

  • Visit New Zealand for business reasons.

  • Study for up to 3 months.

  • You can include your partner and dependent children in your online application.

Business Visitor Visa

Apply if you want to visit New Zealand for business reasons. You must have enough money to live on while you are here or have the financial support of your employer.

Trading Graphs on Computer Monitor

LENGTH OF STAY:    Indefinitely

AGE RANGE:   Indefinitely

With this visa, you can

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.

  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application

  • Apply for permanent residence after 4 years of keeping your funds in New Zealand.

Active Investor

Plus Visa

Apply for this visa to live, work, and invest in New Zealand. You must have at least NZD 15 million or the weighted equivalent in available assets or funds.

Enjoying the Outdoors

LENGTH OF STAY:  Indefinitely

AGE RANGE:   55 years or under

With this visa, you can: 

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.

  • Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your residence application.

Temporary Retirement

Visitor Visa

You can stay for up to 2 years on a Visitor Visa if you are over 66 years old and have NZD 750,000 to invest in New Zealand. You also need an additional NZD 500,000 to live on and an annual income of NZD 60,000 or more.

bottom of page