The New Zealand Investor (Investor 2 Category) visa is subject to a points test. Applicants must score a minimum of 20 points on the tables below for their Expression of Interest to be considered. Higher scores increase the likelihood of approval.
If you feel you meet the points requirements for this visa feel free to contact us. Our experienced immigration aspects can help with all aspects of your application.
Points are awarded for the following criteria:
English language proficiency
Applicants must be no older than 65 when submitting an Expression of Interest. If applicants turn 66 while their case is being considered they will be rejected automatically.
Points for age are awarded as follows:
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A minimum of 3 years of business experience is required. Business experience only counts if it consisted of change management, organisation, direction setting, mentoring, and/or control of a business with either an annual turnover of at least NZ $1 million or at least 5 full time employees.
This experience must have been gained as a senior manager, or as an owner with at least 25% ownership of the business.
Points are awarded for business experience as follows:
|10 years +||30|
Applicants must have a minimum of NZ $1.5 million of investment funds which they solely own, or which are collectively owned by them, their partner, and/or their dependent children. All funds must be legally earned or acquired.
Points are awarded for investment funds as follows:
|Funds (Millions NZ$)||Points||Funds (Millions NZ$)||Points|
English language proficiency
All applicants must have a high level of English language proficiency. Applicants from English speaking countries, or who have significant experience in English speaking professional or academic settings, should include this information on their Expression of Interest. Applicants without this background will need to provide a certificate showing an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score of 3 or more, which must have been achieved no more than 2 years before submission of their Expression of Interest.
Applicants who score 3 on their IELTS test will be required to complete 20 hours of English tuition in New Zealand if their application is approved in principle. Those with English speaking backgrounds may still be asked to take an IELTS test.
Points are awarded for English language proficiency as follows:
If you feel you meet the points requirements for this visa feel free to contact us. Out experienced immigration aspects can help with all aspects of your application.
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