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Investment Migrant

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What can IEF do for you?

  • Free preliminary evaluation
  • Professional consultation
  • Collate and assess documents
  • Prepare and submit Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Prepare and submit residence application
  • Provide guidance in each stage of migration/visa application procedure
  • Handle correspondence with government/assessment authorities on behalf of client
  • Keep clients updated of the visa application status
  • Introduce and liaise with reputable CPA for preparation of all necessary accounting/financial documents to meet the requirements of immigration policy
  • Introduce the reputable banks, financial institutions and real estate agency in New Zealand for recognized financial and residential property projects
  • Migration Settlement Service

Introduction + Requirement

There are two categories: Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category), and Investor (Investor 2 Category). Compare the basic criteria below:

Key requirements

Investor Plus

Investor

Maximum age

No requirement

65 or younger

Business experience

No requirement

Minimum of three years

Investment funds

NZ$10 million invested in New Zealand for three years

NZ$1.5 million invested in New Zealand for four years (recommend investing minimum of NZ$3 million)

Settlement funds

No requirement

NZ$1 million (transfer not required)

Principal applicant’s English language

No requirement

– an English speaking background, or
– an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test report with an overall band score of three or more, or
– a competent user of English

Minimum time in New Zealand

No requirement

Same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition

Minimum time in New Zealand

44 days in New Zealand in each of the last two years of the three-year investment period

146 days in New Zealand in each of the last three years of the four-year investment period

Health and character

Applicants under both categories must meet health and character requirements.
Key requirements

An acceptable investment means an investment that:

  • is capable of a commercial return under normal circumstances, and
  • is not for the personal use of the applicant(s) (see What is meant by personal use of investment funds? below), and
  • is invested in New Zealand in New Zealand currency, and
  • is invested in lawful enterprises or managed funds that comply with all relevant laws in force in New Zealand (see Managed funds below), and
  • has the potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy, and
    • is invested in either one or more of the following:
    • bonds issued by the New Zealand government or local authorities, or
    • bonds issued by New Zealand firms traded on the New Zealand Debt Securities Market (NZDX), or
    • bonds issued by New Zealand firms with at least a BBB- or equivalent rating from internationally recognised credit rating agencies (for example, Standard and Poor’s), or
    • equity in New Zealand firms (public or private including managed funds), or
    • bonds issued by New Zealand registerd banks, or
    • equities in New Zealand registered banks, or
    • residential property development(s) (see Residential property development below), or
    • bonds in finance companies.

Note:
– For the purposes of these categories, convertible notes are considered to be an equity investment.
– New Zealand registered banks are defined by the New Zealand Reserve Bank Act 1989.

IEF has established an extensive network in investment and financial industry in New Zealand so as to introduce the reputable banks, financial institutions and real estate agency in New Zealand for recognized financial and residential property projects.


IEF Procedure

Investor Category

2.3.3.4.1

Investor Plus Category

2.3.3.4.2