NEW ZEALAND IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY
ENTREPRENEUR V INVESTOR
- New Zealand has an Entrepreneur Work Visa Category which, after a business is established satisfactorily, entitles the applicant to lodge residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Visa Category. This is a transitional process involving actively setting up a business, usually employing New Zealand citizens and residents, and then applying for residence. In its current format, the policy has a number of problems which will be discussed below. For those that qualify under Investor 1 or Investor 2, they are invariably better off using one of those categories. This paper will discuss the current entrepreneur settings (previously called Long-Term Business Visa (LTBV)) and then the current Investor 1 and Investor 2 settings, describing the most recent changes.
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