Entrepreneur work visa

Start-up your business in New Zealand

New Zealand is considered one of the Top three most business-friendly countries in the world. The World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business survey ranks New Zealand as the easiest place in the world to start a business, and the second easiest country in which to do business.

New Zealand is also in the top five for ease of getting credit, registering property and dealing with construction permits.

New Zealand’s efficient, market-driven and highly competitive economy is one of the least regulated and most open in the world. It’s also backed by a sophisticated telecommunications infrastructure and an efficient and extensive transport network. Whether you’re wanting to export or import, manufacture products or sell a service, the New Zealand Government makes it as easy as possible for you to go about your business.

Check the top 10 qualities and characteristics that can make the New Zealand Entrepreneur Work Visa Category relevant for you to consider:

  1. Business experience ( knowing to run a business with more than 3 employees)
  2. Management skills
  3. Know how to manage money
  4. Discover your advantage
  5. ITC and software cutting edge knowledge
  6. You have enough money for investment (more than 200,000$ USD)
  7. Plan everything
  8. Get involved
  9. Follow up your dreams
  10. Consider yourself as an expert

If you consider yourself in the list then applying for a work visa under the Entrepreneur Work Visa Category may be an option for you.

An Entrepreneur Work Visa will enable you to move to New Zealand and either buy, invest or establish your own business or start up. It could be the first step on your road to applying for residency in New Zealand under the Entrepreneur Residence Category.

The key is demonstrating the benefits your business provides to the New Zealand economy, its knowledge base and social structure. Once your business has been operating more than 2 years, you can apply for permanent residence.

This visa is a three year work visa that completed in two main stages:

  • The start-up stage: 12 months given to establish your business/
  • The balance stage: The remaining 24 months for running the business.

What are the main requirements?

  • Make a minimum capital investment of NZ$100,000 (excluding working capital), unless this requirement is waived.
  • Have a PROFESSIONAL business plan specific to your proposed business.
  • Meet our health and character requirements for residence and English language requirements.
  • Meet or exceed a passmark level of points set by Immigration New Zealand. The main consideration for the points criteria are relating to the likely success of the proposed business and its value to New Zealand.
  • Not been involved in bankruptcy or business failure within the 5 years preceding the date your application is made.

Brain Mobility can help you with:

  • Advice and assistance to find the best visa solution for your dreams.
  • Help and support in building your business plan for your chosen business.
  • Immigration and business consulting during the process