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New Zealand Entrepreneur Visa

New Zealand Permanent Residency When you want to run your own business in New Zealand, you will have to apply for a business visa, an entrepreneur visa. If you’re an experienced businessperson interested in being self-employed in your own business, our entrepreneur visas could be for you.

WISER Immigration has helped several people who want to start an entrepreneur work visa, which allows you to move to New Zealand and buy or establish a business. After either six months or two years, you can then apply for residence under the entrepreneur residence category.

The process: Your way to a residence in New Zealand will be in two steps.

Step One: The Entrepreneur Work Visa

To apply for an entrepreneur work visa, you will have to

  • Establish a business or buy a company that suits your expectations and experience.
  • Prepare and lodge your entrepreneur work visa application according to New Zealand immigration law requirements.

Step Two: The Entrepreneur Residence Visa

After you have run your business successfully for at least two years, you can apply for an entrepreneur residence visa.

Family Is Included

Partners and dependent children can be granted work and student visas if they are accompanying the holder of an Entrepreneur Work Visa to New Zealand. They can also be included in an Entrepreneur Residence Visa application.

  • You can either buy an existing business or set one up from scratch
  • You can choose a business that matches your entrepreneurial background
  • Your business can be located anywhere in New Zealand
  • You will not have to find a job and overcome the Catch22 hurdle
  • The relatively low minimum investment is required
  • The minimum investment can be waived
  • Your partner will obtain an open work visa that entitles him/her to work for any business in New Zealand
  • Your partner can also be self-employed
  • Primary and secondary school children will be classified as domestic students so that high international student fees can be avoided
  • No age limit
  • Relatively low English language requirements.

If you want to find out more about establishing your own business in New Zealand, feel free to reach us at WISER Immigration. We are just one call away from you.

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