Skilled Migrants Visas: From the government's perspective, it is critical to grow a skilled workforce. Thus, the Skilled Migrant Category or SMC has always been the focus of immigration policy. SMC is a point-based system in which an applicant earns points for qualification(s), employability, age, among other factors. From 12 October 2016, an applicant needs 160 points to be selected from a pool of applications and invited to lodge his/her application. The applicant and others included in the application must also meet health and character requirements. From immigrants' perspective, New Zealand is one of few developed countries that has low unemployment rate, a good education system to name a few of what attract migrants. So if you wish to migrate to New Zealand by bringing with you the skills that New Zealand needs, then please complete the form for "Individuals" available here or contact us, we are happy to provide an accurate assessment of your eligibility for SMC at no cost to you.
Entrepreneur Residence Visas: The entrepreneur residence (ER) visa is a point-based system in which points are awarded for a range of factors. These include, among others, the applicant's business experience and capital investment; the benefit of his/her business to New Zealand (measured by the number of full-time positions the proposed business will create). First step: the applicant needs to score at least 120 points to be granted an Entrepreneur Work Visa (EW) which comprises of the Start-up stage to enable the applicant to set-up his/her business in New Zealand and Entrepreneur Balance stage to allow the applicant to run his/her business. The critical elements of an EW application are the business plan and a minimum capital investment of $100,000 (It is important to note that this minimum amount does not include funds the applicant must have to support himself/herself and others included in the application while they are in New Zealand during the duration of the EW without relying on any business income). Second step: the holder of an EW may be qualified for an Entrepreneur Residence Visa after two years or six months holding an EW visa. To qualify for the latter, two of the requirements are (i) the applicant must have invested $500,000 in his/her business and (ii) created three full time jobs for New Zealand citizens or residents. If you wish to migrate to New Zealand by establishing a successful business and creating job opportunities, then please complete the form for "Individuals" available here or contact us we are happy to provide an accurate assessment of your eligibility for EW, ER and solid guidance for your business plan. First consultation is free.
Investor Residence Visas: As its name suggests, the focus is on the amount of funds a potential immigrant can invest in New Zealand.
Investor category: This category requires, among others, a minimum fund of NZD1.5 million to be invested for 4 years and NZD1 million in available settlement fund, evidence of English language competency (IELTS 4.0 or equivalent) and an age limit of 65. The time required to be in New Zealand is 165+ days a year in each of the 4 year investment period.
Investor plus category: this category requires, among others, a minimum investment fund of NZD10 million to be invested in an "acceptable investment" for at least 3 years. The English language and age requirements are waved, and the time spent in New Zealand is reduced to only 44 days in a year.
If you are interested in migrating to New Zealand by bringing your wealth with you, then please complete the form for "Individuals" available here or contact us we are happy to provide an accurate assessment of your eligibility for the Investor Residence categories. First consultation is free.
Family Residence Visas: This visa class comprises of the Partnership and Parent Residence categories. Read more