To bring experienced & skilled high-value investors to New Zealand, the Government has created a new Active Investor Plus Visa category which opened for applicants on 19 September 2022.
The previous Investor 1 and Investor 2 visa categories, which closed in July 2022, have now been replaced by this new visa category.
Anyone wanting to apply for this new visa category must fill out the online form available on the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) website.
INZ will assess whether investors are meeting their visa requirements and make decisions on applications. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) will advise which investments are acceptable. They will also provide support to these investors.
To encourage direct investments and attract active investor migrants who will boost the country’s economy, the Active Investor Plus visa category will incentivise direct investment in New Zealand firms through a weighting system.
Acceptable investments carry different weightings toward the NZD 15 million investment threshold. You can invest in a combination of these. Direct investments into a private business will receive the highest weighting (3x). You could meet the required investment amount by investing NZD 5 million into direct investment.
If INZ approves your visa application in principle, you will have 6 months to transfer and invest your funds in New Zealand.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call +64 09 3790219.
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.