The blog discusses the recent changes to New Zealand’s immigration policy, and how it may affect those applying for a visa.
What is the Citizenship by Investment Programme
The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) is a New Zealand immigration programme that allows wealthy foreigners to become citizens by investing NZ$1 million or more in New Zealand businesses, property or assets. The CIP was introduced in 2012 as a way to attract high-net worth individuals and families to New Zealand and boost the economy. NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR GERMAN CITIZENS
To be eligible for the CIP, applicants must be:
– A citizen of a country with which New Zealand has an agreement which allows citizens of those countries to live and work in New Zealand without having to obtain a visa
– Over 18 years of age
– Not married to a New Zealander or a permanent resident (a person who has been granted residence in NZ under the Immigration Act 1987)
– Have an income that is at least NZ$100,000 per year
– Have invested at least NZ$1 million in one or more approved investments in New Zealand businesses, property or assets.
How does the German Citizen Visa Programme work?
The German Citizen Visa Programme allows eligible Germans to apply for a visa to travel to New Zealand. The program is open to citizens of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein who are aged 18 or over and have a valid passport. Applicants must also have proof of financial support and be able to provide evidence that they will not become a burden on the New Zealand social welfare system. NEW ZEALAND VISA FOR UK CITIZENS
In order to apply for a visa through the German Citizen Visa Programme, applicants must first submit an online application form. Once your application has been submitted, you will be contacted by an immigration advisor who will help you prepare all of the necessary documents. These documents may include copies of your passport, visa application form and proof of financial support. Once all of your documents have been submitted, you will then need to attend an interview with an immigration officer. If everything is in order, the officer will issue you a visa which you can use when travelling to New Zealand.
Permanent Residency and Citizenship through Investment Programmes
The New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) has announced a new visa programme that will make it easier for German citizens to live and work in New Zealand. The programme, called the Permanent Residency and Citizenship through Investment Programme (PRCIP), is open to those who have invested at least NZD$2 million (£1.2 million) in approved projects in New Zealand.
The PRCIP allows investors to become permanent residents of New Zealand and apply for citizenship after five years of residency. The programme offers a range of benefits, including access to a wide range of investment opportunities, freedom from immigration restrictions, and the ability to live and work in any part of the country.
Applications for the PRCIP are now open, and interested parties can find more information on the NZIS website or contact the office directly.
How to Invest in New Zealand
If you are a citizen of Germany and you are looking to invest in New Zealand, you might be interested in the following:
- Get a New Zealand visa for German citizens.
- Invest in real estate or start a business.
- Learn more about the country and its economy before making an investment decision.
As the UK and New Zealand prepare to leave the European Union, it’s important to be aware of the changes that may come your way. Here are two new visas that could become available for German citizens and UK citizens upon Brexit: the ZEALAND VISA FOR GERMAN CITIZENS and ZEALAND VISA FOR UK CITIZENS. These visas would allow you to stay in New Zealand for a period of up to three months, provided you can demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses while here and hold a valid passport from one of the participating EU countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden). If you’re interested in applying for either of these visas or have any other questions about Brexit and what it might mean for you as an individual or business owner in New Zealand – don’t hesitate to get in touch!