The Entrepreneur Residence Category enables migrants who have established high growth and innovative businesses with the export potential to be granted residence. There are two ways of qualifying for residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Category: the 2-year option and the 6-month option.
Establish a business or buy a business that suits your expectations and experience
Write a business plan which will satisfy Immigration New Zealand
Prepare and lodge your Entrepreneur Work Visa application according to New Zealand immigration law requirements
After you have run your business successfully for at least two years, you can apply for a Entrepreneur Residence Visa.
There is a fast track option: You can apply after six months, provided you have invested at least NZ $ 500,000 in your business and created at least three full time jobs for New Zealanders (investment and employment must be maintained for two years).
Continue to operate your own business in New Zealand.
Live, work and study in New Zealand.
Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.
Would you like to find out more or check if you are eligible? If yes, please use the APPLY NOW to check your eligibility.