NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND OVERVIEW

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and more than 700 smaller islands.

  • Total area: 268,021 km²
  • Population: 5,175,230 people (2019)
  • Population density: 6.5 people / km²
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Official languages:English, Maori
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
    • New Zealand is located near the centre of the water hemisphere and is made up of two main islands and a number of smaller islands. The two main islands (the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu) are separated by Cook Strait, 22 kilometres wide at its narrowest point.
    • New Zealand is long and narrow—over 1,600 kilometres along its north-north-east axis with a maximum width of 400 kilometres—with about 15,000 km of coastline and a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres.
    • New Zealand’s climate is predominantly temperate maritime, with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C in the south to 16 °C in the north.
  • New Zealand has an advanced market economy, ranked 14th in the 2019 Human Development Index  and third in the 2020 Index of Economic Freedom. 
  • It is a high-income economy with a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of US$36,254. The currency is the New Zealand dollar, informally known as the “Kiwi dollar”.
  • New Zealand is heavily dependent on international trade, particularly in agricultural products. Food products made up 55% of the value of all the country’s exports in 2014; wood was the second largest earner (7%).
  • New Zealand’s main trading partners, as at June 2018, are China (NZ$27.8b), Australia ($26.2b), the European Union ($22.9b), the United States ($17.6b), and Japan ($8.4b).
  • Primary and secondary schooling is compulsory for children aged 6 to 16, with the majority attending from the age of 5. There are 13 school years and attending state (public) schools is free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents from a person’s 5th birthday to the end of the calendar year following their 19th birthday.
  • The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment ranks New Zealand’s education system as the seventh-best in the world, with students performing exceptionally well in reading, mathematics and science.
  • The national cuisine has been described as Pacific Rim, incorporating the native Māori cuisine and diverse culinary traditions introduced by settlers and immigrants from Europe, Polynesia, and Asia.
  • Distinctive ingredients or dishes include lamb, salmon, kōura (crayfish), Bluff oysters, whitebait, pāua (abalone), mussels, scallops, pipi and tuatua (both are types of New Zealand shellfish), kūmara (sweet potato), kiwifruit, tamarillo and pavlova (considered a national dish).

NEW ZEALAND RESIDENCY

Investor business migration visas are for investors who want to gain residence in New Zealand. If you are looking to invest in your New Zealand lifestyle, New Zealand investor visas may be a good option for you and your family. There are two investor categories:

  • Investor 1 (minimum investment NZ$10 million for at least three years) .
  • Investor 2 (minimum investment NZ$3 million for at least four years).

INVESTOR VISA

Investment amount: 3m NZD to be held for 4 years; can be reduced by 500,000 NZD if at least 1.5m NZD is invested a “growth investment“.

146 days in NZ in each of the last three years of a four year investment period or 438 days in NZ over the four year investment period.

Additional requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years business experience.
  • English language requirements apply.
  • Family members must have English language ability the same as principal applicant or pre-purchase ESOL tuition.
  • Maximum applicant age 65 years.

INVESTOR PLUS VISA

Investment amount: 10m NZD to be held for 3 years.

44 days in NZ in each of the last 2 years of a three year investment period or 88 days over the three year investment period.

No additional requirements.

KEY BENEFITS

  • Receive permanent residence.
  • Applicants can bring their children up to 24 years of age; parents can apply under the Parent .
  • Retirement program.
  • Investment can provide returns.

Why choose JA & Partners ?

JA & Partners was founded by a more-than-10-year-experience team in immigration industry. We have experienced handling difficult applications especially documents requiring financial proofing, such as the US, Australia, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean program . Our partners are global leading law firms with 100% approval, as well as 40-year-experience reputable real estate investment corporations.

Our professional and dedicated relationship management team will ensure all your requirements, support, and follow up during the application process and even when investors migrate to countries.

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