Business Visas – general information

All about New Zealand business visas

These include Entrepreneur Work Visa, Entrepreneur Residence class Visa, Investor 1 and 2 Visas, Global Impact Work and Permanent Resident Visas. 

Applications under these instructions are prioritised.

Is a business visa a good match for you?

  • You are an aspiring, self-made kind, who had your share of running a tight ship while gaining expertise in running an enterprise and making your venture prosperous. 
  • You are used to making your own, independent decisions while, you had a vast managerial experience which you would like to find application for, or 
  • You have accumulated some investment which you intend to put to good use. 

If this sounds like you, you may well consider a business visa.

An ideal place – 6 statistical reasons to run a business in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country which is second to none in terms of the ease of starting and developing a business. 

  1. In 2019 it was voted 1st economy out of 190 in this category (according to IFC World Bank – Doing Business Report 2020)
    (https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/rankings)

New Zealand also retains high rankings among other countries for the following:

  1. 1st on the Corruption Perception Index in 2019
    (https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2019/results/table)
  2. 3rd on the Index of Economic Freedom
    (https://www.heritage.org/index/?version=14)
  3. 14th Human Development Index
    (http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/2019-human-development-index-ranking)
  4. 12th on the OECD’s Better Life Index
    (http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/#/11111111111)
  5. It has the 20th Highest GDP Per Capita in the World (putting New Zealand in the top 11% of all countries).

Hassle-free, online Government service lets you reserve a name and have a company incorporated literally within hours. Add this to very few constraints on owning and operating a corporate entity and you get easily the best country in the world to do business in.