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The objective of the New Zealand Business Visa category is to contribute to economic growth in New Zealand by attracting business owners, investors and entrepreneurs.

The business categories under this policy can be either for permanent residence, or temporary entry with the option to lead to residence after several years working in New Zealand.

Temporary Entry

Long Term Business

  • This temporary entry category is a special Work to Residence category which facilitates the entry of people interested in establishing business opportunities in New Zealand, and would like to explore their options before applying for permanent residency.

    Business Residence

    You may qualify for residence in New Zealand as an investor, entrepreneur or an employee of a relocating business under one of the following categories.


  • This category aims to attract skilled business people with capital to invest in New Zealand, and allow them to be granted residence if they meet all qualifying criteria.
  • Entrepreneur

  • This category aims to attract applicants who can demonstrate they have been actively participating in business and contributing to New Zealand's economic development.

    Employees of Relocating Businesses

  • This category facilitates the entry of employees of businesses relocating to New Zealand, who do not qualify for residence under any other category.