New Zealand

Investor I and II Resident Visas

New Zealand is a rich, safe, politically stable jurisdiction in a temperate climate, and is possessed of more than its fair share of natural splendor.

Remote and not dependent on foreign trade to feed, fuel, or fund itself, New Zealand is often viewed as a refuge from the vicissitudes of the wider world. 

The country’s Investor I and II Resident visas offer prospective immigrant investors two separate tracks to permanent residency – and, to those who settle in the country, citizenship – each with its own timeline, physical presence requirement, and minimum investment amount.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa Program
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency3 (or 4 if Investor II) years
Minimum investmentNZ$ 3 million
Physical presence requirement44 or 146 days a year (see details in How to Qualify)
Application processing time5-6 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to186 destinations, including Schengen countries and the Unites States
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment, Securities Investment, Bond Investment, Property Development

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Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship within months in exchange for investments or donations, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Semi-Direct Citizenship Programs

Programs that offer citizenship in exchange for investments following a 1-2 year period, with minor/no physical presence requirements.

Active Investor Visas

Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.

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