New Zealand Entrepreneur Work Visa


An Entrepreneur work Visa is for Migrants wanting to buy or establish a business in New Zealand, Most people start out on a Entrepreneur Work Visa, which allows you to move to New Zealand and buy or establish a business. After either six months or two years you can then apply for residence under the Entrepreneur Residence Category.

This visa has been designed to attract talented entrepreneurial migrants who can invest in New Zealand to grow a profitable business and create new jobs.

There are many eligibility requirements before you can apply for this visa

Eligibility requirements:

  • An Applicant needs to achieve 120 points or more for various qualifying factors

  • Applicant needs to invest a minimum capital investment of NZ $ 100,000 ( excluding working capital)

  • Should have a profitable and clear business plan

  • Financial history should be clear without any history of bankruptcy and business failure

  • Meet health, character and English language requirements

  • Prove English language competency

  • Dependents would require to meet the visa requirements


What this visa allows you to do:

  • Visa would be issued initially for a period of 12 months and then issued for additional 24 months subject meeting extension requirements

  • Applicant can come to New Zealand to buy or set up his/her own business

  • Live,travel in New Zealand and work in his/her own company for 3 years

  • Applicant can include partner and children who are under 19 years old

  • Applicant can apply for citizenship over the period of time

  • Visa holder or his/her dependents are not eligible for any social welfare assistance

  • Visa holder can pursue 3 months study course during his initial 12 month period of stay



  • Visa would be approved within 6 weeks of duration subject all requirements are met

  • If applicant shows a high level innovation or export potential in fields such as Science or ICT sectors , the New Zealand government will consider waiving off $ 100,000 capital

  • Business or Investment is required to be started within 12 months from the date of visa approval

  • Self Employed and People in Profession at senior capacity such as Heads, CEO,CMO can also apply for this Visa


How Lucas Worldwide helps you:

Stage 1: Our Processing Team will get in touch with you and collect process related details which would help us to understand whether you would be eligible to apply for this visa or not.

Stage 2: Post understanding the complete details an evaluation report will be shared with you and clearly explained to you all the pros and cons which would help you make a sensible decision.

Stage 3: Post opting for our services relevant documents list will be shared , we will review all the relevant documentation to assess current and future impact during your Visa application processing

Stage 4: we will prepare the required application forms, affidavits or covering letters and any relevant declarations to support your Entrepreneur work application.

Stage 5: we will submit your application and relevant documents to the New Zealand Immigration office; we will take an appointment with New Zealand Visa application center in case of physical submission of application and biometrics

Stage 6: In case an interview is required we provide mock session (visa briefing) to attend visa interview

Stage 7: Once visa is approved applicants would be given visa guidance.

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