The Investor Visa (Investor 2 Category) is an option when you plan to speculate a minimum of NZ$3 million over a 4-yr period. When you’re looking to invest $NZ10 million or more then the Investor Plus Visa (Investor 1 Class) may very well be a better option. Under are the primary variations between these two options.
Current changes have been made to our investor visa policies to additional recognise and reward higher ranges of business experience, English language skills and development oriented investments.
Rewards for development investments
For those who make investments a minimum of 25% of your funding funds into property apart from Bonds and Philanthropic Investment, Investor visa holders can be able to satisfy their time in New Zealand requirement flexibly, with Investor 2 visa holders required to spend 438 days over the 4 yr investment interval and Investor Plus visa holders needing to spend 88 days over the three yr investment period.
Investor 2 visa holders who make investments at the least 50% of your investment funds into property apart from Bonds and Philanthropic Investment will qualify for a reduction of $0.5m of the investment amount. For example, when you nominate $3m of funding funds and make investments $1.5m outside of Bonds and Philanthropic Investment, you’ll solely be required to invest an extra $1m appeal to IPT meet the visa requirements.
Settle forable investments
If you happen to’re involved in making use of underneath considered one of our investor insurance policies, the opportunities you take up should fit our ‘acceptable investment’ criteria. Broadly talking, settle forable investments might be:
Equity in NZ companies, public or private. An equity investment can be active or passive, and be made direct or by way of managed funds (only the proportion of the Fund that’s invested in NZ is counted as acceptable).
Bonds, issued by the NZ Authorities, NZ local authorities or approved NZ banks, finance corporations or firms.
New residential property improvement that isn’t for the investor’s personal use and designed to make a business return on the open market.
Up to 15% of the funding total will be philanthropic investment.
Typically, to be considered settle forable, an investment should:
Be capable of a commercial return beneath normal circumstances.
Be invested in New Zealand in New Zealand currency.
Have the potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy.
Not be for the personal use of the investor.
This is just an summary, and there are different conditions that apply.
You can nominate a mixture of funds and/or assets to invest. They must be equivalent to at the very least NZ$3 million for Investor or NZ$10 million for Investor Plus, though chances are you’ll nominate more, depending on the factors claimed in your Expression of Curiosity (EOI).
You’ll need to offer proof showing that your investment and/or property are owned by you or jointly by you and your accomplice and/or dependent children if they’re included within the application.
You’ll additionally need to offer evidence showing that your intended investment funds:
are unencumbered, i.e. not topic to any mortgage, lien, cost and/or encumbrance (whether equitable or in any other case) or some other creditor claims
have been earned or acquired legally
are transferable by the banking system or by means of a overseas alternate company that makes use of the banking system (Immigration New Zealand will not be able to approve your software if you’re unable to switch funds to New Zealand through the banking system).
In case your residence is approved in principle
With either category, you’ll have 12 months to switch your investment funds in an settle forable funding in New Zealand. You’ll need to supply verifiable documents to show that the funds you switch to New Zealand got here from the funds and/or assets that you simply nominate.
You possibly can apply to have this timeframe extended and you can also apply for a piece visa so you’ll be able to travel to New Zealand to look into funding opportunities.