This article was originally published on July 26, 2022, and was updated on September 22, 2022, to reflect new information.
September 22, 2022, Update: The government of New Zealand officially opened applications for the new Active Investor Plus visa category. According to the government, the Active Investor Plus visa is intended for skilled and experienced high-value investors seeking entry into New Zealand. The new visa will also replace the previous Investor 1 and Investor 2 visa categories, which closed to new applicants on July 27, 2022.
Original Post From July 26, 2022:
- On September 19, 2022, the government of New Zealand will replace the Investor 1 and Investor 2 visa with the new Active Investor Plus visa category
The government of New Zealand introduced the new Active Investor Plus visa category, replacing two existing categories, the Investor 1 and Investor 2 visas. Under these changes, eligible applicants must provide a minimum NZD 15 million investment in addition to other requirements, including English language requirements. The visa category will open on September 19, 2022.
Applications submitted for the Investor 1 and Investor 2 visas will no longer be accepted after July 27, 2022. Check here for additional information on the new Active Investor Plus visa category.
What are the Changes?
The government of New Zealand announced changes to New Zealand’s investor visa requirements on July 21, 2022. According to the government, these changes will be made to attract high-value investors and incentivize direct investments in New Zealand, unlike the previous two visas that facilitated passive investment.
Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: New Zealand Immigration