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Are you A New Zealand business needing to recruit skilled employees not available locally? Here's all you need to know.

If you're an investor looking to invest and live in New Zealand, or a New Zealand business needing to recruit skilled employees not available locally, Gibson Sheat provides a range of business-related immigration services for New Zealand migrants, and we are focused beyond the current entry restrictions in place until we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whether you're:

With extensive business and professional relationships including banks, financial institutions, tax advisors, accountants, valuers, and real estate agents, we are well-placed to assist you with your business immigration issues.

Our immigration team looks forward to working closely with you, to help you achieve your immigration goals.
 

Investors


New Zealand has long been seen as a great place to live. Like other countries, we have some temporary immigration restrictions to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, and currently, these may impact the logistics of you coming to New Zealand.

But looking ahead, we are sure New Zealand will be an even more attractive place to live. An investor visa is one way to realise your dream to live in New Zealand. We can help you plan for this, and there is no reason not to begin now to explore your options. If you're fit & healthy, of good character, have funds to invest, and love the outdoors, then this article may be of interest to you.
 
What is the best path to take?

Below, we look at the two investor visa categories, assess the merits of each, and, where appropriate, provide tips we have picked up along the way when helping our clients achieve their dream.
 
 
Investor 1
Investor 2
Requirements Investment period - NZD$10 million investment over three years.

Minimum of 44 days stay in NZ in each of the last two years of your investment period, before being eligible to move to full permanent residency status.

Tip - Depending on the nature of your investments, the days you are required to stay in NZ can be made more flexible.
Investment period - NZ$3 million investment over four years.

Minimum of 146 days stay in each of the last three years of the investment period, before being eligible to move to full permanent residency status.

Tip - Depending on the nature of your investments, the days required to stay in NZ can be made more flexible.
Advantages Direct application - no expression of interest or quota.

The days required to stay in NZ can be spread flexibly: 88 days over the entire three-year investment period, depending on the nature of your investments.

Age limit - none.

Shorter investment period - the investment period is three years (as compared to Investor 2, which is four years).
Require only NZ$3 million to invest.

The days required to stay in NZ can be spread flexibly: 438 days in NZ over the entire four-year investment period, depending on the nature of your investments.
Disadvantages Minimum investment of NZ $10 million. Two-step process - lodge an expression of interest then await an invitation to apply.

Quota - the number of applications processed each year is limited to 400.

Age limit - there is an age limit of 65.

Longer investment period - the investment period is four years.

More time required to stay in NZ over the investment period.
 
Summary

Investor 1 comes with greater simplicity and with less time that you are required to stay in NZ before being eligible to move to full permanent residency status.

If, on the other hand, you can spend more time in our beautiful country, and have time on your side, then Investor 2 may be the way to go.

Everyone's circumstances are different, so getting great advice will increase your chances of success. Make sure you've got someone on your side that has the experience and success to help you navigate the system towards realising your dream.