Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa
Resident Visa Specifications

Understanding Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa

The visa is offered to key employees of companies who do not qualify for any other resident visa, consider applying for this visa.

If New Zealand Trade & Enterprise supports the move and the company follows New Zealand’s work, immigration, and tax laws, you might receive a resident visa. You must work for the relocating company for the first 24 months after the move.

If you adhere to the requirements during this period, you can then apply for a Resident visa.

Exploring the Prerequisites

Requirements for Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa

Applicants must fulfill various requirements to qualify for the Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa:

  • Personal Documentation: This includes two acceptable photos, a valid passport, birth certificate, and a police certificate demonstrating good character.
  • Health and Character Checks: Applicants must undergo a medical examination, chest x-ray, and provide evidence of good character.
  • Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is essential, which can be demonstrated through language test results, an English-speaking background, or other evidence of English competency.
  • Business Documentation: Applicants must provide comprehensive documentation pertaining to the relocating business, including a letter from the CEO outlining reasons for relocation, the applicant’s role, and evidence of compliance with New Zealand laws.
  • Supporting Documents: Additional documents such as employment records, tax records, and references may be required to substantiate the applicant’s role and the legitimacy of the relocating business.
Business Relocation Benefits
Criteria for Relocating Business

Demonstrating Business Relocation Benefits

The success of your visa application hinges on demonstrating the benefits of relocating the business to New Zealand. Consider the following factors:

  • The CEO’s letter must outline the reasons for the relocation, your role in the business, and the anticipated benefits to New Zealand.
  • Benefits may include job creation, skill enhancement, introduction of new technology, and contribution to economic growth.
  • Evidence of the business’s compliance with employment and immigration laws is crucial for approval.
Evidence of Business Operations
Documentation for Business Operation

Providing Evidence of Business Operations

To support your visa application, you’ll need to provide evidence of the relocating business’s operations in New Zealand. This may include:

  • Certificate of incorporation.
  • Audited accounts.
  • GST records.
  • Tax records.
  • Business site purchase or lease agreements.
  • Invoices for equipment and supplies.
  • Employment agreements and bank statements.
Application Process
Process Overview

Application Process

The application process for the Employees of Relocating Business Resident Visa involves several steps:

  • Residence Application Completion: Applicants must complete the Residence Application form along with submitting requisite supporting documents.
  • Visa Application Submission: The completed form along with supporting documents, visa application fee, and immigration levy must be submitted.
  • Assessment and Additional Information (if required): New Zealand Immigration may request further information such as evidence of English proficiency and business relocation plans.
  • Final Decision: The granting of the visa is contingent upon the discretion of New Zealand Immigration.
Processing Time and Costs
Associated Cost

Processing Time and Costs

  • Processing Time: Typically, 90% of applications are processed within 21 months.
  • Application Fee: The visa application fee varies depending on the applicant’s country of origin, with most applicants required to pay NZD 2,670.
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How Immigration Chambers Can Help

Immigration law can be complex and overwhelming, but here at Immigration Chambers, we’re here to make understanding your options and securing the right visa for your time in New Zealand a lot easier for you.

Our team of immigration specialists include accredited immigration lawyers and licensed immigration advisers who are not only vastly experienced in all manner of immigration law matters but are also well versed in the latest immigration laws and restrictions for New Zealand.

Whether you require assistance in drafting essential documents, such as the CEO’s letter or gathering evidence of business operations, or need guidance on meeting character and fit requirements, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

We can assess your situation and application details to ensure you’re submitting the correct information, that you meet the necessary requirements, and that you’re applying for the right type of New Zealdnd Visitor Visa.

We understand immigration matters are overwhelming and stressful, so we’re here to take the hassle out of the process for you.

Why Choose IC Legal for New Zealand Immigration matters?

Here’s why people choose IC Legal for assistance with immigration and visas for New Zealand:

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We make the process easier

Immigration and visa matters are often complex but we’re here to take the stress and confusion out of the process and ensure that you have the right information for your situation.

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Our team is made up of qualified immigration experts – both immigration lawyers and immigration advisers. Our knowledge is up-to-date and accurate.

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We pride ourselves on being able to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of immigration law and ensure that our advice leads to successful outcomes.

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We will always keep you up to date with the latest news and any changes to policies and laws that could impact your visa application.

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