New Zealand Business Visa – Entrepreneur Work Visa

New Zealand Business Visa – Entrepreneur Work Visa

Attractive business option for a businessman to migrate to a developed country.

Entrepreneur Work Visa New Zealand

New Zealand is a great place to do business. It has got everything a businessman desires- stable political environment, excellent infrastructure, skilled workforce, transparent and well regulated business environment. New Zealand provides a safe, easy, low-risk environment to invest and do business.

If you are a businessman or a person having senior management experience with an investment capability of at least NZD 100000 you can apply for business visa to New Zealand along with your family under entrepreneur work visa category. The requirement for minimum capital investment can be waived off if the proposed business is in science, ICT, or other high value export-oriented sector.

It’s easy to do business in New Zealand. New Zealand has a straightforward, business-friendly taxation system that supports capital development, research and development and international investment. The immigration policies encourage investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen.

New Zealand offers significantly lower costs to do business in areas such as export compliance costs, the average wage and lower facility costs. It’s one of the safest places in the world.

Entrepreneur work visa for New Zealand is a multiple entry visa so along with establishing a business in New Zealand you can also look after your business in your home country. The duration of the visa of your family dependents spouse and child is the same as your own business visa. You need not pay international fees for your children. Your children are entitled for education benefits as a domestic student. Your spouse can work. You enjoy the lifestyle of one of the most liveable countries of the world. New Zealand is one of safest countries to live, study and work.

You need to score 120 points for various factors of age, experience, capital investment, job creation, export turnover, unique products or services. You may choose to live in any area of New Zealand. If the location for your proposed business is outside area of authority of Auckland council you get extra points for that.

This entrepreneur work visa to New Zealand is of total of 3 years .It is initially granted for one year. Next 2 years of visa is granted once you show you have taken steps to establish your business. The processing time for business visa to New Zealand is about 10 months. You are eligible to apply residence visa under entrepreneur residence category once you have established or purchased a business in New Zealand and your business complied with New Zealand employment and immigration law.

An integral part of the Business migration visa process is business plan. Business migration specialist approve the business plans based on their assessment of meeting the objective of Entrepreneur instructions. The business plan must state how the business meets at least one of the characteristics identified in the Entrepreneur objective of high growth, innovation and export potential.

Business plan is very crucial for successful entrepreneur work visa application. Business migration specialist makes decision based on your research about your proposed business activity, financial forecasts and how you propose to achieve those financial targets. The success of your business migration visa application depends on your business plan which must have facts and figures. If one cannot support the proposed financial forecasts with relevant data there is almost no chance for the success of your application.

Immigration New Zealand is very specific about business plans. It must not be a generic template taken randomly from anywhere. It must reflect your research about your proposed business in New Zealand and cover all the aspects as mentioned in the entrepreneur work visa instructions.

Why West Highlander ?

Services of a business investment and migration visa specialist consultant who has got experience and exposure in handling the business visa  cases is a must. West Highlander based in Chandigarh has years of experience in dealing with business visas and have till date successfully served business migration clients. Our team is qualified, licensed, regulated and experienced .We provide our clients with unmatchable services. We provide accurate assessment and thus ensure high success rate of our client’s visa applications. One of the key personnel of team West Highlander is a Licensed Immigration Adviser licensed by Immigration adviser Authority New Zealand is specialised in handling business migration visa applications.

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  • Features and Benefits:

    • Temporary visa for 3 Years with a very friendly pathway to permanent residency.
    • All family members included in the application – no separate processing for other family members: spouse and dependents under 19 years
    • Compulsory requirement: only investment of NZD 100000 and IELTS 4 Band overall.
    • No compulsory requirements of qualification and dependent English language. Dependents can purchase ESOL at later stage while applying for PR
    • You do not need to own a business if you have relevant senior management experience, have an investment of NZD 100000 & IELTS 4 band you may qualify to apply.
    • No maximum age restriction to qualify for this visa for the main applicant
    • 2 step process; steps giving clarity above the stages of application
    • Total processing time of 10 Months
    • Transparent and systemized visa process

    • One of the main benefits of this visa is that it offers permanent residency to the applicant but for obtaining the permanent residency it is important that he/she should fulfill the criteria amended by the officials.
    • To gain the permanent residency a person should be holding the entrepreneur work visa and should be able to work in the business at least for two years. The applicant should have initiated the capital investment and must have created jobs. All the obligations are required to be compiled and in any case, if the running business period is not two years then extra requirements must be completed.
  • Eligibility

    • Very easy eligibility conditions. One needs to have an investment of NZD 100000 only and Functional English level which is equivalent to overall IELTS 4 band. It is not compulsory to be a business owner if you have senior management experience and have the investment capability and score 120 points you may apply for this visa along with your family.
  • Qualifying Criteria

    • A person needs to score 120 points for various factors to qualify for this visa. A person gets points for various attributes of age, intended capital investment, business experience, full-time jobs to be created for New Zealand residents, business exports etc.
  • Steps in process

    • Step-1: Gather Documents documentation relevant to your business in your home country
    • Step-2: Prepare detailed business plan as per your proposed business in New Zealand. The business must not be more 3 months old
    • Step-3: Arrange for your medicals from a panel Doctor and arrange for your Police Clearance Certificates
    • Step-4: Submit your complete application
  • Free online Assessment

    • Understanding the relevant visa policy and current procedures in place are very crucial for the success of the initial visa application. It’s not only about getting initial visa but also making the right investments and meeting the visa obligations to make you eligible to apply for further process.
    • For this you need the services of professional and qualified consultants who have experience of successfully putting up business visa applications.
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How to Apply

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    Positive assessment, signing of Services agreement & KYC norms

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    Complete thoroughly explained document checklist & samples uploaded into your account

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    Through review by expert application lodged for further processing

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