Who is the New Zealand Investor Resident Visas suitable for?

The New Zealand Investor Resident visas (1 and 2) are suitable for high net-worth individuals who can invest at least NZD3 million for Investor Resident 2 visa or NZD10 million for Investor Resident 1 visa. The Investor Resident 1 visa with the higher investment amount has fewer other criteria to meet and it is suitable for those applicants who may not be able to meet all the requirements of a Investor 2 Resident Visa. For example, there is no English requirement, no age limit, and a much lower residency requirement.

Basic Criteria

Basic CriteriaInvestor 1 Resident Visa – Minimum RequirementsInvestor 2 Resident Visa – Minimum Requirements
HealthHave an acceptable standard of healthHave an acceptable standard of health
CharacterBe of good characterBe of good character
EnglishN/AIELTS General or Academic overall 3.0 or better
AgeN/A65 years or under
Business ExperienceN/AAt least 3 years business experience
Investment FundsHave at least NZ$10 million to invest in New Zealand for 3 yearsHave at least NZ$3.0 million to invest in New Zealand for 4 years
Residency RequirementSpend at least 88 days in New Zealand over 3 yearsSpend at least 438 days in New Zealand over 4 years
PointsN/AHave a minimum points score of 20 (check your points score with the points table below)
EOIN/AHave successfully submitted your EOI and be selected to apply for the visa

Points Table for New Zealand Investor 2 Resident Visas

CATEGORYREQUIREMENTSPOINTS
Age60 – 650
50 – 595
40 – 4910
30 – 3915
Less than 3020
Business Experience (years)39
412
515
618
721
824
927
1030
1133
1236
1339
1442
15+45
EnglishIELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 3.0 or more1
IELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 4.0 or more, or
TOEFL iBT Overall Score of 31 to 34, or
PTE Academic Overall Score of 29 to 35, or
B2 First / B2 First for Schools Overall Score of 142 to 153, or
OET Grade D or higher in all four skills
4
IELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 5.0 or more, or
TOEFL iBT Overall Score of 35 or more, or
PTE Academic Overall Score of 36 or more, or
B2 First / B2 First for Schools Overall Score of 154 or more, or
OET Grade C or higher in all four skills
10
IELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 6.0 or more, or
TOEFL iBT Overall Score of 60 or more, or
PTE Academic Overall Score of 50 or more, or
B2 First / B2 First for Schools Overall Score of 169 or more, or
13
IELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 7.0 or more, or
TOEFL iBT Overall Score of 94 or more, or
PTE Academic Overall Score of 65 or more, or
B2 First / B2 First for Schools Overall Score of 185 or more, or
OET Grade B or higher in all four skills
17
IELTS – General or Academic Overall Score of 8.0 or more, or
TOEFL iBT Overall Score of 110 or more, or
PTE Academic Overall Score of 79 or more, or
B2 First / B2 First for Schools Overall Score of 200 or more, or
OET Grade A or higher in all four skills
20
Investment Amount (NZ$ Million)$310
$3.2515
$3.5020
$3.7525
$430
$4.2535
$4.5040
$4.7545
$550
$5.2555
$5.5060
$5.7565
$670
$6.5080
$6.7585
$790
$7.2595
$7.50100
$7.75105
$8110
$8.25115
$8.50120
$8.75125
$9130
$9.25135
$9.50140
Bonus Points – Investment in Growth InvestmentsInvestment of NZ$750,000 or more in growth investments20

Our New Zealand migration team has five licensed immigration advisers (IAA license numbers: 200901766, 201600570, 201800837, 202000609, 202000561) and can help you with your New Zealand Investor 1 or 2 Resident Visas Visas, Student Visas, or any other New Zealand visas. Please contact us at Tanson Migration to learn more.


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