Once you know that you are eligible the application is a two part process with the initial step being an online Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted to immigration. If your EOI is selected by immigration then you will be invited to apply for residence in New Zealand.
Business Visa’s – The Business Immigration Visa has been designed for Individuals who wish to start either a totally new business or takeover an existing business or make an Investment in the Country.
(a) Temporary Entry
Long Term Business – This temporary entry category is a special Work to Residence category which facilitates the entry of people interested in establishing business opportunities in New Zealand, and would like to explore their options before applying for permanent residency.
(b) Business Residence
You may qualify for residence in New Zealand as an investor, entrepreneur or an employee of a relocating business under one of the following categories.
– This category aims to attract skilled business people with capital to invest in New Zealand, and allow them to be granted residence if they meet all qualifying criteria.
– This category aims to attract applicants who can demonstrate they have been actively participating in business and contributing to New Zealand’s economic development.