Submit an expression of interest to the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS).
Obtain a work visa or work permit.
Obtain a Work to Residence (WTR) visa.
Obtain a general work visa.
Invest in New Zealand
Invest at least NZ$10,000,000 in the country to obtain residence in New Zealand under the Investor 1 category.
Invest at least NZ$1,500,000 in the country to obtain residence the Investor 2 category.
Obtain a long-term business visa.
Apply under the Entrepreneur category if you have established a business in New Zealand, have been self-employed for at least 2 years, and can demonstrate that your business has benefited the country.
Apply under the Entrepreneur Plus Category if you have successfully established a business in New Zealand, are self-employed, have invested at least NZ$0.5 million, and have created at least 3 full-time jobs for citizens or residents of New Zealand.
Request residence based on family status.
Check with the NZIS to see if you qualify.
Retire in New Zealand
Apply for a visitor visa under the Temporary Retirement Category.
Invest at least NZ$750,000 for at least 2 years in New Zealand in an approved investment once you are accepted.
Demonstrate that you have at least NZ$500,000 in maintenance funds and an annual income of at least NZ$60,000.
Maintain travel and/or health insurance for the duration of your stay.
Purchase a franchise in your current country.
Successfully operate a franchise in your current country.
Demonstrate to the NZIS that you would be able to operate a franchise successfully in their country.
Plan your move to New Zealand.
Find a home in New Zealand after you have been accepted.