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New Zealand

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Visa-free countries

Acquisition: 5-6 months

Capital required: NZ$100,000

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About New Zealand Citizenship and Residency

New Zealand only offers residency by investment, there are two options for obtaining Permanent Residency in New Zealand. There is no direct and immediate citizenship by investment program in New Zealand. You must have been a resident for at least 5 years, and only traveled out for a short amount of time each year. You must therefore have been present for a total of at least 1,350 days and 240 days in each of those 5 years.


New Zealand Investor Visa

There are two categories of Investor visas in New Zealand, Investor 1 and Investor 2. The requirements are as follows:


Investor 1 Category Visa

  • Investment of NZ$10,000,000 for 3 years
  • No maximum age
  • No English Language requirements
  • Minimum stay of 88 days over 3 years
  • No annual quota


Investor 2 Category Visa

  • Investment of NZ$3,000,000 for 4 years
  • Maximum age 66
  • English Language requirement
  • Minimum stay of 438 days over 4 years
  • Annual quota of 400 applicants


New Zealand Entrepreneur Visa

New Zealand’s entrepreneur visa is open to applicants introducing high growth and innovative businesses with export potential to New Zealand.

  • Capital Investment of NZ$100,000
  • 120 points or more
  • Clear business plan
  • Existing business or management experience
  • Health, character, and English language requirements


Benefits Of The New Zealand Residency By Investment Program

  • No Restrictions: You can live, work, travel, and study in New Zealand indefinitely without any restrictions
  • HealthCare Benefits: To receive free or subsidized healthcare and publicly-funded health services.
  • International Education: To free education at state-run primary and secondary schools, and subsidized fees for domestic students at private schools and tertiary institutions.
  • Voting Right: after one year of residence, you will be eligible to enroll and vote in elections.
  • New Born Citizenship: Children born in New Zealand shall automatically gain citizenship of the country by birth.
  • Apply for Citizenship: You can apply for New Zealand citizenship after staying in the country for several years, needless to say, you fulfill all their other criteria such as basic usage of the English language, communicative skills, good character, and a clear intent to continue staying the country.
  • Employment Benefits: To work in New Zealand or the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand.
  • Social Security Benefit: To receive a social security benefit  (after two years’ residence for Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, and Supported Living Payment; after ten years’ residence for New Zealand Superannuation;  varies for other benefits).
  • Sponsor Your Family: To sponsor a partner, parents, or dependent children during their visa application.


New Zealand Residency Requirements And Qualifications

The requirements and qualifications required to obtain New Zealand residency or citizenship are listed above in the “About New Zealand Citizenship and Residency” section.


Steps And Timeline

Step 1: You apply for residency. Fill in your application form and send it with your supporting evidence, application    fee, and immigration levy.

Step 2: Validate your application process, it may take several months.

Step 3: You transfer your funds to New Zealand and make your investment, you’ll have 12 months to transfer your    funds  and invest in an acceptable investment. Make sure that your funds or assets came from the sourced                you named in your application.

Step 4: Granting your Visa Application.


Our Services

Privacy World offers its services to anyone, not only looking to obtain residency and/or citizenship processes but our experts figure out legal ways to:

  • Find the best solution for your needs.
  • Identify and deploy a strategy to help you accomplish your goals.
  • Activate our network of people in the country where you need help without having you search for the best solution or lawyer. We only work with licensed people in every country whom we carefully vet and pass our guidelines and principles of privacy we stand for.
  • Focus on cutting through the red tape and expediting your process.
  • Provide proper communication with you about your case.
    …. and above all: Offer you legal strategies to provide additional layers of privacy for your identity, while obtaining your residency or citizenship!

Privacy World can also help you with incorporating your company in New Zealand, assisting in getting you settled in the country, and coordinating with you so that this experience will be less of a hassle.

Want Privacy World to handle your case? Have any questions? Contact us!

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Yes, New Zealand allows dual/multiple citizenships. You can be a citizen of New Zealand and another country at the same time unless the other country does not allow it.

You can include dependent children in your application if they meet their requirements.

You need to be physically present in New Zealand as a resident for a certain amount of time during the last 5 years. At least 240 days in each 12 months period and 1350 days across the 5 years.

Yes, an English language proficiency test.

Yes, it is the last stage of the application process.

You can apply for New Zealand citizenship if you are living there for at least 5 years.

As a New Zealand tax resident, you’ll generally pay tax on your worldwide income to New Zealand. 

As a non-resident taxpayer, if you’re earning in New Zealand source, you’ll generally pay tax in New Zealand.

There are no net worth/wealth tax in New Zealand.

There’s no inheritance tax in New Zealand.