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New Zealand Citizenship
by Investment

New Zealand Citizenship
by Investment

Investment amount: from NZ$ 3,000,000
Time to obtain: 5 years
Number of visa-free countries: 181
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The procedure for obtaining New Zealand citizenship involves the preliminary receipt of a residence permit and permanent residence. In accordance with New Zealand legislative framework, the government has launched programs Investor Visa and Investor Plus Visa for foreign investors wishing to acquire citizenship by investment. Under the terms of government programs, after making the investment, a residence permit is issued for a period of 3 years. Subsequently, permanent residence permit and citizenship of New Zealand are granted to investor.

Benefits of New Zealand citizenship

Visa-free travel to 181 countries

New Zealand passport opens to its holder the borders of Australia, Japan, USA, Switzerland and other countries of the world.

Citizenship for the family

A spouse and children under the age of 24 can acquire New Zealand citizenship together with the investor.

High level education

Universities in New Zealand offer citizens favorable conditions for enrolling with the possibility to receive grants and scholarships for citizens.

Quality health care

The New Zealand Health Service provides free healthcare to all residents and citizens of the state.

Favorable tax system

There are no taxes on inheritance, gift, property and capital gains in New Zealand.

Obtaining UK citizenship

New Zealand citizens have the opportunity to obtain British citizenship under the simplified conditions.

Options for acquiring New Zealand citizenship by investment

Overseas Investment Act 2005 of New Zealand grants the right to apply for citizenship in 5 years after obtaining residence permit. According to the terms and conditions of the state programs, applicant should make a financial investment of at least NZ $3,000,000. The exact amount of investment depends on the chosen investment option.

Investor Visa
Investor Plus Visa
Investment amount
Investment amountfrom NZ$ 3,000,000
Investment amountfrom NZ$ 10,000,000
Investment period
Investment period4 years
Investment period3 years
Minimum period of residence
Minimum period of residence438 days during 4 years of investment period
Minimum period of residence88 days during the last 3 years of investment period
Temporary residence permit
Temporary residence permitvalid for 3 years after investment
Temporary residence permitvalid for 3 years after investment
Permanent residence permit
Permanent residence permitgranted after 3 years of stay with a temporary residence permit
Permanent residence permitgranted after 3 years of stay with a temporary residence permit
Citizenship
Citizenshipgranted in 1 year after obtaining permanent residence
Citizenshipgranted in 1 year after obtaining permanent residence

Basic requirements for applicants to participate in visa programs

Investor Visa
Investor Plus Visa
age under 65
no age limit
confirmation of reliability
confirmation of reliability
clean criminal record
clean criminal record
English proficiency
knowledge of the language is optional
at least three years of business experience
confirmation of official income source
purchase or lease a property to live in New Zealand
purchase or lease a property to live in New Zealand
How to get New Zealand citizenship by investment

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How to obtain New Zealand citizenship by investment

1Choosing the investment program and applying for a visa

Procedure for obtaining New Zealand citizenship starts with selecting the state visa program and getting the permission to enter New Zealand. Specialists of International Holdings will provide you with up-to-date information on possible ways of economic investment and will select the best solution that meets your goals and needs. With the support of our lawyers you will submit an application for participation in the program and visa to the Overseas Investment Office of New Zealand.

2Make investments

New Zealand government will process the application during 3 months. After the approval from New Zealand Overseas Investment Office is received, you will be granted a visa for a period of 12 months, during which you are required to make the investment. Specialists of International Holdings will provide you with legal support in order to comply with the program's requirements.

3Granting of New Zealand citizenship

After completing the investment transaction you and your family members listed in the application are issued a residence permit for a period of 3 years. After this period, you will be granted a permanent resident status, subject to all government requirements are met. One year later you become eligible for New Zealand citizenship.

Why choose International Holdings

Selection of
investment program

Legal support during the New Zealand
visa application process

Assistance in legal
documents preparation

Submission of applications to
New Zealand government agencies

Acquisition of second citizenship
remains confidential

Assistance in finding real estate
in the country

Become a New Zealand
citizen and receive
the right for a permanent residence
with your family in an economically
developed state.

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