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Introducing the Active Investor Plus Visa

Introducing the Active Investor Plus Visa

Are you a high-value investor looking to make an impact in New Zealand? The Active Investor Plus Visa can help you achieve your goals. This visa allows experienced, skilled investors to contribute to the growth of the country’s economy. This blog post will discuss the Active Investor Plus Visa and how it can benefit you.

What is an Active Investor Plus Visa?

The Active Investor Plus Visa is a program created by Immigration New Zealand for experienced, high-value investors who want to contribute to the growth of New Zealand’s economy.

This visa requires eligible applicants to invest NZD 15 million over three years in one or more approved investments such as business, research and development, innovation or property. It also requires that at least 25 per cent of these investments be invested within 12 months of approval.

Benefits of Applying for an Active Investor Plus Visa

The benefits of applying for an Active Investor Plus Visa include gaining permanent residence in New Zealand and having access to world-class educational institutions and a wide range of lifestyle opportunities. Additionally, applicants will gain access to various financial services, such as banking and investment advice, allowing them to make sound investment decisions. Furthermore, they will have access to talented staff who can provide guidance on business management and other areas related to their investments.

Acceptable investment classes

The Active Investor Plus visa offers four different investment options and provides greater flexibility by allowing investors to invest across a combination.

  • Direct investments allow investors to connect with and directly impact New Zealand businesses. Direct investments receive the highest weighting, with every $1 invested counting as $3 towards their visa conditions (3x). For example, an investor could meet the required investment amount by investing NZ$5m into direct investments (3 x NZ$5m = NZ$15m).
  • Invest in one of New Zealand’s innovative managed funds, e.g. private equity and venture capital. Every $1 an investor invests into managed funds counts as $2 towards their visa conditions (2x). For example, an investor could meet the required investment amount by investing NZ$7.5m into managed funds (2 x NZ$7.5m = NZ$15m).
  • Invest in New Zealand-listed equities, such as shares on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX). No weighting is applied to this investment option (1x).
  • Build a better future for New Zealand through philanthropy. No weighting is applied to this investment option (1x).

Listed equities and philanthropy are capped at a maximum investment of 50% of the total NZ$15m requirement. For example, an investor could meet the required investment amount by investing NZ$7.5m into listed equities and NZ$7.5m into eligible philanthropic causes.

You can apply for permanent residence after four years of keeping your funds in New Zealand. If INZ approves your application in principle, you will have six months to transfer and invest your funds in New Zealand. If your partner wants to accompany you, they must apply for a visitor visa. Your dependent children can apply for student visas.

Why Choose Immigration Advisers NZ?

Immigration Advisers NZ have extensive experience in helping businesses with their immigration needs. We understand precisely what it takes for your application for an active investor plus visa to be successful and ensure that all requirements are met before submitting your application. Our team will work closely with you every step of the way and advise on different strategies that could accelerate your application process time frame. We also provide through our associates business support services, including tax filing advice and financial reporting guidance, so your business runs smoothly after obtaining your visa status.


The Active Investor Plus Visa is perfect for those looking to invest in New Zealand while gaining permanent residence status. Immigration New Zealand understands that skilled investors are crucial for driving economic prosperity and has created this program specifically designed with them in mind. With Immigration Advisers NZs expertise on hand throughout the application process, you can rest assured knowing everything is being done correctly when applying for this visa category. With our help, you can start making lasting contributions towards growing New Zealand’s economy sooner than later!

Eager to know more about the process? Contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. at contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219 to get all the required information. Our experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers will be happy to guide you.

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Vandana Rai

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Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.

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