The Long Term Business Visa is a temporary 3 year work/permit visa. Its aim is to attract migrants who have business experience, have been operating their own business and wish to establish a similar business in New Zealand.
You can either establish a new business or buy an existing business. To do so you would need to be actively involved in the running of the business and own at least 25% of the shareholding of the business.
You need to be able to show and provide evidence:
- that you have business experience that is relevant to your proposed business.
- that you have sufficient funds to provide capital for your business, and to support yourself and your family for three years.
- in the form of a full business plan
- that you have a good understanding of the business environment in New Zealand in relation to your proposed business.
If you want to apply for a Long Term Business Visa or want to find out more information about emigrating to New Zealand, please either: