Come to New Zealand to buy or set up your own business. Work in your own business in New Zealand for up to 3 years in total. Include your partner, and dependent children aged 19 and under, in your visa application.


The Entrepreneur Residence Category enables migrants who have established high growth and innovative businesses with the export potential to be granted residence. There are two ways of qualifying for residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Category: the 2-year option and the 6-month option.

Relatively low minimum investment of NZ$100,000 required
Relatively low English language requirements.
No age limit
Your partner can also be self employed

New Zealand Dependent Child Student Visa

Benefits of Dependent Child Student Visa

  • You can either buy an existing business or set one up from scratch
  • You can chose a business that matches your entrepreneurial background
  • Your business can be located anywhere in New Zealand
  • You will not have to find a job and overcome the Catch22 hurdle
  • Relatively low minimum investment of NZ$100,000 required

The Entrepreneur Work Visa

Establish a business or buy a business that suits your expectations and experience

Write a business plan which will satisfy Immigration New Zealand

Prepare and lodge your Entrepreneur Work Visa application according to New Zealand immigration law requirements

The Entrepreneur Residence Visa

After you have run your business successfully for at least two years, you can apply for a Entrepreneur Residence Visa.

There is a fast track option: You can apply after six months, provided you have invested at least NZ $ 500,000 in your business and created at least three full time jobs for New Zealanders (investment and employment must be maintained for two years).

With this visa you can

Continue to operate your own business in New Zealand.

Live, work and study in New Zealand.

Include your partner, and dependent children aged 24 and under, in your visa application.

Would you like to find out more or check if you are eligible? If yes, please use the APPLY NOW to check your eligibility.

Please Check Your Eligibility

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