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Immigration to New Zealand (Entrepreneur Resident Visa)


This visa is for people who are already in New Zealand on an Entrepreneur Work Visa or another visa that allows self-employment, and you want to live in New Zealand on a permanent basis. With this visa, you will be able to continue operating your business in New Zealand and stay there indefinitely. You, your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, who are included your visa application, may live, work and study in New Zealand.


You must have been self-employed for at least 6 months. If you apply this visa with less than 2 years of being self-employed history, you will need to have invested capital of at least NZ $500,000 and have created 3 new jobs in New Zealand.


You can apply for permanent residence after this visa. Please note that you can only apply for this visa after you have been self-employed in New Zealand for 6 months.


You may press here to check the criteria.



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