Investor 1 and Investor 2 Resident Visa

Investor 1 Resident Visa and Investor 2 Resident Visa are two visa programs set up by the New Zealand Government for applicant with certain financial abilities. It aims to support the development of the local economy through the funds obtained from the programs.

 

Programme Advantage/ Features:

  • There is no residing requirement after obtaining the permanent resident status
  • Short processing time: Investor 1 Resident Visa takes 2-3 months and Investor 2 Resident Visa takes 3-6 months
  • Spouse and dependent children aged 24 and below can be included in the application

 

Basic requirements for Investor 1 Resident Visa:

  • No requirements on age, education level, English proficiency, and business experience
  • Invest at least NZD$10 million in acceptable investments in New Zealand for a minimum of 3 years
  • Provides Source of Fund
  • Spent 88 days in New Zealand during the investment period

 

Basic requirements for Investor 2 Resident Visa:

  • Applicant must be 65 or below
  • Able to speak English with an IELTS score of 3 or above
  • At least 3 years of recognised business experience
  • Invest at least NZD$3 million in acceptable investments in New Zealand for a minimum of 4 years
  • Provides Source of Fund
  • Spent 438 days in New Zealand during the investment period