Entrepreneur Resident Visa

This visa is for people who have been self-employed in New Zealand for at least 6 months, or have operated a business for two years on another visa that allows self-employment.

This visa allows to:

  • Continue to operate the business in New Zealand.
  • Live, work and study in New Zealand indefinitely
  • Travel in and out of New Zealand as many times for 2 years.
  • Include partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in the visa application.

Visa eligibility conditions

  • Entry permission: An individual must apply for entry permission when arrive in New Zealand.
  • Keep your visa in a valid passport: visa must be in a valid passport if any individual wants to travel in or outside NZ. 
  • Capital investment: If any individual has been operating their business for less than 2 years, they must keep their nominated capital invested in the business for 2 years
  • Contact details: The applicant must provide the address and other contact details and disclose if any changes made while in New Zealand.

In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, there are other factors and criteria to be taken into consideration.

First of all, the applicant has to meet the minimum following requirements:

  • Must be in good health
  • Must be of good character
  • Must have good English language capabilities
  • Must provide proof of identity.

If any individual applies after less than 2 years of being self-employed, they’ll need to have an Entrepreneur Work Visa, have invested capital of at least NZ $500,000 and have created 3 new jobs in New Zealand.

The applicant’s business must comply with New Zealand employment and immigration law and it must be contributing to New Zealand’s economic growth.

New Jobs: If any individual has operated a business for less than 2 years, they must continue to employ people in the new jobs created, for minimum period of 2 years.

The 2-year time includes any time the applicant has been working for them self in New Zealand on an Entrepreneur Work Visa.

For more information and eligibility requirement please Contact us or complete the Assessment Form and email us.