This category is appropriate for experienced business people who want to be self-employed in their own business in New Zealand. An Entrepreneur Work Visa enables the individual to move to New Zealand and buy or establish their own business. It is the first step on the pathway to applying for residence in New Zealand under the Entrepreneur Residence Category. An Entrepreneur Work Visa is a three-year work visa in two stages.
Not been involved in bankruptcy or business failure within the 5 years preceding the date the application is made
Have a business plan specific to the business
Meet or exceed 120 points on the scale which awards points for factors relating to the likely success of the proposed business and its value to New Zealand
Make a minimum capital investment of NZ$100,000 unless the requirement is waived
Meet the health and character requirements for residence and English language requirements.
Not have been involved in business fraud or financial impropriety