NZ Investor 2 Resident Visa


  • Duration of visa: Indefinite
  • Spouse and children aged 24 and under may be included
  • Healthy and pleasant environment
  • Stable regulatory regime
  • Beautiful location with an amazing wildlife and diverse landscapes with a high standard of living
  • One of the most advanced education and healthcare systems in the world
  • Multicultural society
  • Possibility to apply for New Zealand citizenship after 5 years of permanent residency and intend to continue living there

General Requirements

  • Investment of NZD 3 million made into acceptable investment for a minimum of 4 years; there is no specification of a minimum investment amount for each category
  • The investment amount may be reduced to NZD 2.5 million if a minimum of NZD 1.5 million is invested into a ‘growth’ investment, such as real estate
  • The applicant should be aged 65 years or under
  • Demonstrate at least 3 years of business experience
  • The applicant and any dependents aged 16 or older must satisfy
    English language requirements
  • Meet New Zealand health and character requirements
  • Points based application system
  • Physical residence of a minimum of 438 days over the 4-year
    period (instead of 146 days in each of Years 2, 3 and 4) if
    NZD 750,000 are invested in ‘growth’ investments
  • At the end of the 4-year investment period, subject to maintaining investment, the possibility to apply for a permanent resident visa for the applicant and any family member included in the application, and eventually citizenship

Investment fund requirements

  • Proof of legal acquisition and ownership of the assets or funds
  • Sufficient unencumbered funds to make the investment
  • Funds transferable through the banking system
  • Investment capable of a commercial return
  • Funds invested in New Zealand currency
  • Investment not used for a personal purpose

Acceptable Investments

  • Bonds issued by New Zealand government, local authorities or New
  • Zealand registered banks
  • Equity in New Zealand firms, public or private
  • Managed funds where the amount invested relates wholly to New Zealand companies
  • New residential property developments, which are regularly approved by competent authorities • Some commercial properties
  • Philanthropic Investments


  • Submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI) form and need to satisfy an eligibility point test
  • The eligibility criteria are age, business experience, English language, and investment funds
  • Receipt of an Invitation to apply in case of nominated applicants
  • Submission of the application within 4 months
  • Upon approval-in-principal, transfer of the funds and investment in acceptable investments within 12 months (possible extension to 18 months)
  • Submission of documents supporting that the funds come from the same source than the one named in the application
  • Visa granting