New Zealand’s business migration policies are designed to contribute to economic growth, attracting ‘smart’ capital and business expertise to New Zealand, and enabling experienced business people to buy or establish businesses in New Zealand. If you are still deciding whether New Zealand is the place for you and your business, take a look at the InvestmentNow website (external link).


People wishing to invest funds in a business and live in New Zealand can apply for residence under our Investor/Investor Plus policies (external link), or a visitor's visa valid for up to two years under our Temporary Retirement Category (external link).


Experienced business people wishing to purchase or establish a business in New Zealand can apply for a work visa under our Long Term Business Visa/Permit Category (external link) and then apply for residence under the Entrepreneur/Entrepreneur Plus (external link) policies. Please Note: All Business Migration applications should be lodged by mail to the Business Migration Branch (external link) in Wellington.