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Queen City Law visits Immigration New Zealand (Business Migration Team)

Last week, Queen City Law was invited down to Wellington to visit Immigration New Zealand’s Business Migration Team at their new premises to attend a seminar and meet the team.  The meeting was by invitation only and Queen City Law was honored to be one of a select few from around the country to be invited.  The seminar hosted by the team focused on issues and aspects around the Entrepreneur and Investor instructions.


Entrepreneur Instruction:

  • The Business Migration Team assured attendees that they are making progress with the backlog of applications under this policy. They apologised for the backlog and assured everyone present that they were making steady headway through the build-up now.
  • It was admitted that there are difficulties associated with the Instructions under this policy which has resulted in a huge decline rate for applicants.
  • At present, there are no plans to make any further changes to the policy as they are prioritizing issues with Student Visa and Temporary Visa holders.

With the decline rate under the Entrepreneur policy being so high, over 80%, we recommend that you seek assistance if you are applying for a visa under these Instructions.


Investor Instruction:

  • Selection for applicants under this category is essentially guaranteed currently due to the low number of applicants under this policy.
  • Now that the backlog under this policy has been cleared, allocation is very quick and applicants are being processed faster.

Despite this policy being very efficient, there is still a decline rate of 30% so it is our recommendation that you talk to us to discuss your application and ensure that you do not fall into that percentage.

View a print-out from the seminar here.

We have taken care to ensure that the information given is accurate, however it is intended for general guidance only and should not be relied upon in individual cases.  Professional advice should be sought before any decision or action is taken as Immigration New Zealand’s instructions change on a regular basis.