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Active Investor Plus Visa New Zealand

New Zealand is a thriving country that has a growing economy, full of innovative thinking, making it an ideal place for someone looking for sound investment opportunities.

The New Zealand Government has recently updated the investment visa options, offering opportunities for those considering living in a new environment and looking to use their expertise and capital to contribute to the sustainable growth of New Zealand.

You can apply for the Active Investor Plus Visa, which not only allows you to take advantage of the wealth of investment opportunities available and stimulate New Zealand’s economy but is also a pathway to residency in New Zealand for investors.

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Active Investor Plus Visa Criteria and Allowances

While there are many opportunities and avenues available for migrant workers to work in New Zealand, as an employer, you must ensure that a local New Zealander is unable to fill the position before you can offer the role to a migrant worker.

The aim is to ensure that we’re providing New Zealand residents and citizens with the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable growth of New Zealand and ensure they too can have the opportunity to benefit from gainful employment in New Zealand.

With this visa you can:

  • Live, work and study in New Zealand.
  • Apply for permanent residence after 4 years of keeping your investment funds in New Zealand.
  • Include your partner and dependent children in your application.

To be eligible for this type of visa, you must:

  • Have at least NZD $15 million or the weighted equivalent in available assets and funds.
  • Your funds must have been lawfully earned or acquired.
  • Your funds must be invested in acceptable investments in New Zealand.
  • Your nominated investment funds must be invested into acceptable investments for a minimum of 48 months.
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Visa Criteria

What is an acceptable investment?

The Active Investor Plus visa has the requirement of investment funds must be invested into “acceptable investments”. This means that the funds are:

  • Not for the personal use of the applicant;
  • Invested in New Zealand, including in New Zealand currency; and
  • Invested in any one of multiple listed equities, philanthropy, managed funds, or direct investments.

The Active Investor Plus visa also uses a weighted system for the value of the funds being invested. If you invest directly into a business, the funds you invest will be weighted at 3 times their value. The acceptable investment is determined at the time of the investment being made and must continue to meet the requirements of being an acceptable investment for at least 48 months.

For more information, you can discuss this criteria with our immigration specialists. Get in touch using the button below.

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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 New Zealand visa for you a lot easier.

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.

As the investment visa has specific set criteria, it’s important that you provide accurate information as part of your application. Mistakes can be costly and time consuming. That’s what we’re here to help you with.

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 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 Immigration Chambers for New Zealand Immigration matters?

Here’s why people choose Immigration Chambers 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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Contact us today for an initial enquiry

We are New Zealand’s largest and most experienced team of licensed immigration advisers. Our experts will take away the stress and worry of navigating the complicated world of immigration. All you need to do is get in touch. Our team is on standby, ready to help.

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