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Entrepreneur CategoryTo be eligible for residence in New Zealand under the Entrepreneur Category, the applicant must have successfully established, and be self-employed or working in, a business that is benefiting New Zealand.
A business is considered to be benefiting New Zealand if it can demonstrate that it promotes economic growth, for example, by:
The business must also show that it is likely to be trading profitably or that it has the potential to trade profitably within 12 months of the Entrepreneur category application.
Requirements for residence as an Entrepreneur
The entrepreneur may have first applied for, and gained, a Long Term Business Visa or Permit in order to establish the business, and now wish to apply for residence, alternatively they have held a Work Permit granted under another category that allowed them to establish their own business and they now want to apply for residence.
If so, they must:
Their business is required to:
Final requirements for residence
1. Payment of any migrant or settlement fees that are owing, and
2. English language requirements must be met by the applicant, their partner and any dependent children aged over 16.
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The information on this page is intended to be general in nature and should not be construed as applying to the reader's individual set of circumstances. It does not constitute legal advice. Eligibility requirements and the application of laws vary on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, Immigration laws, regulations and policies are always subject to change at any time without advance notice.
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