New Zealand to boost growth with a new business visa policy

December 23, 2013

Designed to support economic growth and help create jobs, a new business visa policy has been announced to encourage migrants to set up high-quality businesses in New Zealand.

“New Zealand needs to attract talented, enterprising, well-connected business people to invest and grow businesses in New Zealand,” said Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse

“The Entrepreneur Work Visa will operate under a points-based system that will result in higher quality, more productive businesses.

“It will also encourage business-savvy migrants to invest, settle and create jobs across the country, by offering extra points for expanding or starting businesses outside of the Auckland region.”

This is great news for anyone who has been looking to start a business in New Zealand – or expand their business into the region.

Business experience, job creation and export potential will all be major contributors to the new points system, which will also require a minimum capital investment of $100,000.

“These changes are designed to attract talented, entrepreneurial migrants who can invest in our communities, grow profitable businesses, and create jobs for New Zealanders around the country,” said Woodhouse.

If you have been thinking about migrating to or setting up a business in New Zealand, then the introduction of a new business visa policy could help to pave your way.

To find out more about eligibility and your visa options call The Emigration Group on 01244 321 414 or come to one of our forthcoming seminars.

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