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How can investment get you New Zealand residency?

New Zealand residency

In August 2018, the New Zealand government passed an order barring foreigners from buying homes in New Zealand. Only residents and the nationals of Australia and Singapore can buy homes in the country.

Nevertheless, if you are very rich, you can easily buy New Zealand residency. Residency, in turn, lets you buy a house in New Zealand.

New Zealand has Investor business migration visas for those investors that wish to gain residence in the country. These include –

New Zealand’s investor visa policies recognize and reward higher levels of business-related experience, growth-oriented investments, and skills in the English language.

A comparison between Investor Visa (Investor 1 Category) & Investor Visa (Investor 2 Category)

  Investor 1 Resident Visa [also called Investor Plus Visa] Investor 2 Resident Visa [also called Investor Visa]
Investment Needed  NZD 10 million over a 3-years’ period Minimum of NZD 3 million over 4-years’ period
Length of Stay Indefinitely Indefinitely
How many days do I have to stay in NZ? 44 days in NZ in each of the last 2 years of a 3-years’ investment period OR 88 days in the 3-years’ investment period. 146 days in each of the last 3 years of a 4-year’s investment period. OR 438 days in NZ in the 4-years’ investment period.
Age Range Not specified Up to 65 years
Quota No quota 400 per year
What can you do?

– You can live, study, work in New Zealand.

– Can include your partner & dependent children (24 years and below)

– You can live, study, work in New Zealand.

– Can include your partner & dependent children (24 years and below)

Things to note You might bring your household items, car, boat to New Zealand free of customs charge.

– A points-based system is used for checking eligibility.

– Before applying, you will have to send an Expression of Interest (EOI) stating your business experience & investment. Only if your EOI is successful will you (along with your partner and dependent children) be invited to apply.

Migrants are an integral part of the economic growth in New Zealand. In the previous 10 years, as many as 431,000 people have been granted New Zealand PR. Of these, 208,000 were approved in the skilled migrant category alone.

All of these have been able to purchase homes in New Zealand due to their residency status.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate Overseas, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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