ENTREPRENEUR VISA NEW ZEALAND "Businesspeople can apply for a Residence visa to New Zealand under the Entrepreneur Visa Category...."


We have 25 years’ experience assisting entrepreneurs worldwide including from South Africa, USA, UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Germany, the Middle East & Europe.
We understand the needs of businesspeople & our process is confidential, sophisticated & bespoke.
Work in your own business in New Zealand for up to 3 years in total & qualify for residence.
You can include your partner & dependent children aged 19 & under, in your visa application.
You can stay 12 months in the start-up stage of your visa, then another 24 months once you have set-up your business. If your business is successful, then you can apply for a residence visa.
We recommend budgeting at least NZD$300,000 to start a business successfully in New Zealand.  Lower investment amounts may work if you a have a proven track record working in high value low overhead type business such as IT consulting.
New Zealand is an expensive place to buy a house & live, so you will need additional funds to live here.
To qualify, your business plan must be realistic, & you must have a proven track record of success in the industry you intend to establish in New Zealand.
  • Your financial forecasts must be realistic;
  • You must have sufficient relevant knowledge about the proposed business and the New Zealand business environment;
  • show you have completed sufficient market research into the New Zealand business environment & market;
  • the proposed business must have at least one of the following three business characteristics
    – high growth
    – innovative, or
    – export potential
A business that introduces a new type of product or service has a higher chance of success than a generic business model.
The entrepreneur visa is by far the most complicated visa in New Zealand. Applications that have not been properly prepared by a visa professional, will be rejected by Immigration New Zealand.
Strong legal representation is essential for anyone seeking to migrate to New Zealand.
Email info@migrationlawyers.co.nz for prompt professional advice relevant to your situation.
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