New Zealand

New Zealand

Entrepreneur Visa

New Zealand offers two entrepreneur programs. The NZ Entrepreneur Work Visa requires a NZ$100,000 investment, whereas the NZ Global Impact Work Visa simply requires approval by the designed incubator. After a certain period, you are eligible for permanent residence. New Zealand citizenship is possible after 5 years of residence in the country.

Capital City

Wellington

Visa free countries

N/a

Total area

268,021 km²

Languages

English

Currency

New Zealand Dollar

Population

4.9 million

Time Zone

GMT+13

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High standard of living

Political, social, and economic stability

Eligibility for citizenship after five years of residence

Political, social, and economic stability

Application Process

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Consult with Global RCG

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Prepare your documents

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Submit the application

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Receive your residency

New Zealand Entrepreneur Visa
Application Process

NZ$100,000 investment in an existing or new business. With businesses in the science or ICT sectors, or businesses with a high innovation and/or export potential, the minimum investment requirement can be waived. The initial permit is valid for 3 years and eligibility for permanent residence can start after 6 months. You will need to show that your business is established and that it is profitable in order to apply for permanent residence. If you which to apply for PR after 6 months and before 2 years of running your business, you must have invested at least NZ$ 500,000 in your business. You will also have to have created at least 3 jobs. You will need to have at least 25% ownership of your business and in total your business must be in operation for a further 2 years. Additional requirements:

Requirements

Other requirements:

Day 1
Day 1
Start client on-boarding process with Global RCG
Day 1
Week 1
Week 1
Global RCG assists you in gathering documents, filling in your application and creating your business plan
Week 1
Week 2
Week 2
Application is lodged to Immigration New Zealand
Week 2
Week 4-6
Week 4-6
Global Impact Work Visa approved and issued.
Week 4-6
Month 16
Month 16
Once milestones are reached, apply for permanent residence.
Month 16
Year 3
Year 3
Receive your unconditional green card.
Year 3
Year 5
Year 5
Eligible for New Zealand citizenship
Year 5

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Required & Non-Required Visa Countries

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