January 23, 2018

High Rates of declined applications under the Entrepreneur Category

Recently the Business Migration Branch has released a report that at least 80% of Entrepreneur Work Visa balance applications have been declined and at least 50% of the Entrepreneur Residence Visa applications have been declined. There are three types of applications under the Entrepreneur Category as this category is a “work to residence” programme: 1. The initial step is to apply for an Entrepreneur Work Visa (a 12 month interim visa); 2. The second step is to apply for the balance of the Entrepreneur Work Visa; and 3. The third step is to apply for an Entrepreneur Residence Visa. Depending […]
November 3, 2017

Investing in New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment. It is a country with an open economy which provides plenty of opportunity for investors with capital, entrepreneurial track record and international connections.  The World Bank reports that New Zealand has been ranked as the easiest place to do business out of 185 countries. Ranking highly on the ease of doing business index means a country’s regulatory environment is more conducive to starting and operating a firm.  This post is looking at some of the investments in New Zealand that are considered acceptable by Immigration New Zealand and its relation to the Overseas Investment Office […]
October 13, 2017

Investor Category – What assets can I nominate under the Investor Programme?

Applicants applying under the investor programme can nominate various types of assets such as shares, cash deposits, properties, debt instruments and so on in accordance with the relevant provisions of the New Zealand Government Immigration Instructions. The critical issue is proving “ownership” of the nominated assets.  If your asset is held through a trust and you are only a beneficiary, then this asset cannot be nominated as Immigration New Zealand requires legal ownership.  Trust assets can only be nominated if the applicant is the settlor, trustee and beneficiary. The nominated funds and/or assets can be owned either solely by the […]
February 3, 2016

Sustainable Business Migration NZAMI

These presentations by Marcus Beveridge and Darren Calder explain themes in the sustainable business polices for Investment Visas to  Sustainable Business Policies NZ.Darren Calder August 2015 DO WE HAVE A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS POLICY: Has the pendulum swung too far? Marcus Beveridge