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How early can I invest under the New Zealand investor 2 resident visa?

I am preparing to invest in the New Zealand investor 2 resident visa. I have the required funds and assets ready in hand and have already come up with a portfolio in New Zealand. I learned that most of the time after the approval in principal, investors have up to 12 years to actually put money in the acceptable investment project. Can I invest early and shorten this process?

  • NAA Immigration and Education Ltd
    August 01, 2018

    It is 12 months, not 12 years, that you have to invest your designated funds in acceptable NZ investment schemes.

  • August 15, 2018

    As soon as your investor 2 visa application has been approved, you can invest in New Zealand. The four-year investment period will start at the moment your money has been invested in acceptable investments. There is also a possibility to already invest in New Zealand before the approval in principle is received. The start date of the four-year investment period will then, however, not be the actual investment date (in acceptable investments), but the date of the AIP.