With a population of approximately 4.5 million people, New Zealand is one of the world’s most stable and well-governed nations and offers an attractive destination for investment, business and raising a family.The country is consistently ranked in the top 10 in terms of protecting investors, starting a business and for ease of doing business. Apart from being one of the least densely populated countries in the world, New Zealand also has no gift/estate/wealth tax, no capital gains tax, an extensive tax treaty network and a sound legal system based on English law. The United Nations ranks New Zealand 13th out of 187 countries on its 2016 Human Development Index. New Zealand offers a great work-life balance with world-class education and healthcare systems as compared to the most countries in the world.
The Investor 1 and Investor 2 Resident Visa Programs allow applicants to live, work and study in New Zealand. Applicants can also include their spouse and dependent children aged 24 years and the younger ones in their applications.
Investor 1 Resident Visa- An applicant must invest NZD 10 million in New Zealand over a time of three years to apply for New Zealand residence. There is no maximum age limit, no language requirement, and no business experience requirement
Investor 2 Resident Visa- This is for experienced business people, aged 65 years or younger, who have a minimum of NZD 2.5 million in available funds or assets. Applicant must also invest at least NZD 3 million in an acceptable investment in New Zealand, to be held for four years
English language requirement: Applicants must be from an English-speaking background; or an International English Language Testing System test report with an overall band score of three or more; or be a competent user of English
Acceptable Investments: These are the investments that are capable of a commercial return and are not for the personal use of the applicant(s). must be invested in New Zealand in NZD; and in lawful enterprises or managed funds and have the potential to contribute to the economy
It must Include bonds issued by the New Zealand government or local authorities; firms traded on the New Zealand Debt Securities Market
Investments can also be made in equity in New Zealand firms (public or private, including managed funds); registered banks, as well as residential property development(s) and commercial property
Applicants can nominate a mix of funds and/or assets to invest into
High standard of living, multicultural and low population density
Political, social and economic stability, least corrupt nation on the planet
Solid legal system based upon English law
New Zealand citizens enjoy visa-free access to 173 countries around the world
Strong tax treaty network with a large number of counterparties