The objective of New Zealand’s business immigration policy is to help grow New Zealand’s economy by enabling experienced business people to buy or establish businesses in New Zealand and contribute to the country’s economic growth.
There are five sub-categories under the business migration category – two for self-employed people or ‘entrepreneurs’, two for investors and one for employees of a relocating business.
The business and investment visas for New Zealand. These visa categories are aimed at encouraging self-employed entrepreneurs to come to New Zealand to run or create a business that will deliver a significant benefit to New Zealand and its people, while, at the same time, they work toward meeting the criteria to be eligible to qualify for New Zealand residence.
The person may either buy an existing business or establish a new business in New Zealand (Conveyancing). However, they will need to operate the business successfully for a specified period of time as well as meet a number of other very specific and detailed requirements during this time.
For these business and investment visa for New Zealand visa categories it’s important to get professional advice from an immigration lawyer experienced in these applications because the key to a successful application lies in having a proper business plan, including financial projections for a number of years, a proper assessment of the market in which the business will operate and acceptable proof points as to why INZ should believe your business will succeed.
The investor visa categories enable people with significant funds to invest in a range of specific investment vehicles. The rules governing the sort of investment vehicles in which you may invest to meet the conditions of the investor visa category are detailed and complex. You will need to engage professional legal assistance to help you through this process.
For more information about business investment visa and to start your immigration application, please contact the friendly Auckland immigration lawyers and consultants.