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What happens if I invest in a business and sell before the end of the investor 2 visa investment period?

My wife’s family has a business in New Zealand and we will be investing in the business as part of our complying investment. Her family has spoken about selling the company within the next five years. I have been planning business migration for many years and just want to make sure this will not alter our visa status.

  • September 09, 2018

    You will need to keep your funds invested in New Zealand for the entire four-year investment period (Investor 2). It is, however, possible to switch between acceptable investments during this period of four years. So you can sell the company, but to keep your visa status you will need to reinvest in an acceptable investment in New Zealand.

  • Global Immigration Services NZ
    September 07, 2018

    This is a kind of information and consideration that is usually assessed by the adviser with their clients and requires a lot of information and planning. Therefore, it is not possible to answer with any accuracy or certainty. In short, withdrawal of investment will have impact on the application.