1. Investor Category (Residence
2. Long-term Business Visa (Temporary Entry)
|3. Entrepreneur Category (Residence Visa/Permit)|
An application under this category can only succeed if evidence can be provided that a business has been established successfully with the aim to profit New Zealand's economy. This can be for example the introduction of new products or the establishment of new export markets. The applicant can also buy shares of a company (min. 25%) and can employ himself in this company. Proof of English is obligatory.
4. Employees of Relocating Business Category (Residence
First priority will be given to all applications under these categories by the newly established department "Business Immigration Specialists" of the NZIS.
Applications are only accepted if the applicant is supported by direct
relatives living in New Zealand as a citizen or at least 3 years on a
permanent residence visa.
The main criteria is that a direct relative who is already living in
New Zealand is prepared to support the application. The applicant has to
give evidence that only settling in New Zealand can ease his psychological
and physical harm. This can apply for the applicant as well as for any
other person involved. Sufficient and satisfactory evidence has to be
An application under this category can only be lodged prior to the applicant being officially recognized as a refugee by the United Nations (UN). In addition, the refugee can lodge his application on New Zealand territory only.